Every week, I host ‘The KJ Show,’ which offers a mix of breaking news and practical advice on how the energy industry affects the consumer. During this fast-paced show, I combine weekly energy updates with conversations with leaders in the energy efficiency community.
After each show, I’ll share it here with the Energy Central Community in case you were unable to join me live.
The KJ Show #50 – Rare Earth Elements: Green Energy’s Dirty Dozen (and a half)
Transitioning to a decarbonized economy requires ramping up production to build more EVs, solar panels, and wind turbines. But these green energy technologies are manufactured using one or more of 17 Rare Earth Elements (REEs).
These minerals are “rare” because the extraction process is difficult and expensive. But the environmental cost is even higher, as REE mining operations cause long-term environmental damage, including water and air pollution, and radioactive waste.
Dr. Katherine Johnson will explore the harmful side effects of using REEs for a not-so-clean and green energy transition on today’s show.
More about the show and how you can participate:
The KJ Show on BoldBraveTV.com is every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Eastern. This fast-paced show combines energy updates with conversations with leaders in the energy efficiency community. Each show will also include a live call-in segment the audience can ask their questions and share their opinions about some of the hottest topics in energy today. Katherine shares insights on the changes in the industry drawing on her experience as a consultant in the energy efficiency industry for the past 30 years. Join the conversation live at 11 a.m. Wednesdays by calling 866-451-1451 to talk about the changes and innovations in the energy efficiency industry.
If you are interested in being one of Katherine’s guests – contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past shows are broadcast on a variety of Internet platforms including YouTube, Spotify, Spreaker, Google, IHEART Radio, BoldBraveTalk.com and multiple international platforms.