Electric vehicles and wind power will play important roles in decarbonizing society. Rare metals are indispensable for the batteries in EVs and the motors of wind power generators. But the rare metals needed to make these batteries and motors are produced unevenly in a handful of countries, and their distribution is sometimes subject to the political whims of these nations.
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