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Biden’s “Green” Energy Policies Threaten the United States’ National Security (Guest: Ann Bridges)

January 5, 2022

President Biden’s push for green energy requires rare Earth minerals controlled by the Chinese Communist Party threatens the United States’ national security.

President Joe Biden wants everyone driving an electric car, and every home powered by wind turbines and solar panels, but these technologies require rare earth elements and other critical minerals to function. China and other geopolitical rivals dominate raw and refined rare earth and critical mineral markets. President Joe Biden's green energy mandates makes the U.S. even more dependent upon China's good will for technologies critical to national defense. No good will come from trading dependence on OPEC to dependence on China, the Congo or Afghanistan.

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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is the Director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org
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Silicon Valley author Ann Bridges is a native of Chicago and graduate of Stanford University, and serves as a policy advisor at The Heartland Institute for energy and technology policy.
authorannbridges@yahoo.com @ABridgesAuthor