Green energy Bottleneck

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    According to the analysis, turbines and solar panels might be skyrocketing a bit too much. Demand for some metals like neodymium and indium could grow by more than a dozen times by 2050, and there simply might not be enough supply to power the green revolution.v
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    We Might Not Have Enough Materials for All the Solar Panels and Wind Turbines We Need

    I would say you have about a decade before prices start to explode at which point "free energy" meme really starts to bite
     
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    New materials will come on the scene, they always do.
     
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    Been hearing about graphene batts for yrs.....still no closer.
     
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    How long did it take to develop lithium batteries? Or neodymium magnets?

    Decades.
     
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    Yup, and solar modules are little better than the ones I bought and installed 30 years ago. Sad really, when you think about it.
     
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    I am waiting for Di-Lithium Crystals. It's coming.
     
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    If alchemists could change petroleum molecules into those rare earths liberals would still try to prevent drilling. As well as to outlaw alchemy.

    Suicidal.
     
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    They must if only because the name is so cool!
     
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    As I have my panels who cares?
     
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    and you only have about 1 before serious probs hit
     

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