If so, could you get him to contact me?
For somewhere in the PWC system there is a gremlin conspiring to make him look like an idiot.
Rare earth metals scarcity: A ‘ticking timebomb’ for the world, asks PwC?
This has gone out over the wires, as the previous post shows picked up by the Telegraph and there are others as well.
Their list of \”metals\” which might become in short supply are:
Among the minerals & metals on the ‘critical’ list are:
- Beryllium: used as a lightweight component in military equipment and in the aerospace industry. it is used in high-speed aircraft, missiles, space vehicles and communication satellites.
- Cobalt: a material used in industrial manufacturing. Used in jet turbine engines and automotive rechargeable batteries.
- Tantalum: used in mobile phones, computers and automotive electronics
- Flurospar: used in construction, cement, glass, iron and steel castings.
- Lithium: used in wind turbines and lithium-ion batteries in hybrid cars
None of these are rare earths.
So, once he\’s paid me to sub his report and PR pieces properly for him he can then pay me again to point out where vast quantities of all of these materials can be found (except perhaps fluorspar, which is indeed a toughie, but it\’s not even a damn metal).
This blog has enough readers in The City that someone must know him and be able to point him my way.
Update: And I\’ve managed to find his contact form on the pwc site. Does me good to sneer at someone first thing in the morning I must say.