U.S.-China Trade War on the Horizon? I Sure Hope Not

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Jeremy Bloom of Red, Green and Blue wrote an excellent piece this week on a possible trade war between China and the U.S. (which our own Susan Kraemer also had a good story on this week), the complexity of rare-earth-metal mining and export, and the risk of a clean energy revolution relying on rare earth metals.

The beginning of Jeremy’s piece goes as follows:

Trade wars are never a good idea, because everyone loses. It’s widely known that it was a trade war that turned the 1929 crash into The Great Depression. Anyone with any sense has feared a trade war could do the same thing to The Great Recession.

Is one about to break out between the US and China, with the clean energy industry as the battlefield? It’s possible, but signals are very mixed. Here’s what’s going on.

Read the full story over on Red, Green and Blue.

Photo Credit: Magalie L’Abbé via flickr

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