Rare Earths, Critical Metals, Energy and National Security Conference
On November 2, the NCPA sponsored a conference on Capitol Hill that explored the direct link between national security and the domestic rare earths supply. Moving forward, the NCPA will remain at the forefront of this critical issue by forming a working group. To participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read the NCPA’s research on rare earths, click here. Conference materials are available below.
Panel I: "The Rare Earths: Supply, Shortfall, Strategy"
Is there a consensus on rare earth elements (REE) supply? With China's restrictions, where is the line between shortfall and surplus? How can we balance the high-tech, green-tech and defense REE demand?
Panelists: Thomas Tanton (Principal, T2 & Associates), Dr. Gareth Hatch (Founding Principal, Technology Metals Research, LLC) and Jeff Green (President, Green & Company)
Panel II: "Specialty Metals: Assessing Strategic Need"
Rare earths aren't the only rare metals. How deep is our dependency on foreign supply? What are the geo-political risks we face? What role could a new National Defense Stockpile play in our strategic resource policy?
Panelists: Dr. Kent Hughes Butts (Professor of Political Military Strategy and Director of the National Security Issues Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College), Dr. Daniel J. Cordier (U.S. Geological Survey) and Michael Steuer (U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Strategic Agency)
Dr. David Diamond, Policy Analyst in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Policy and International Affairs.
Download Presentation (PDF): Diamond
Keynote Speech: "Legislative Options Supporting Critical Metals"
Keynote Speaker: Senator Lisa Murkowski, (R-Alaska)
Other Luncheon Speakers:
Rep. Doug Lamborn (Colorado’s 5th District) and Rep. Mike Coffman (Colorado’s 6th District)
Panel III: "The Value Chain: Industry's View on Critical Metals Supply"
Rare metals are the building blocks of major manufacturing efforts we're expecting to drive our economy. What should policy makers know about the private-sector value stream and its vulnerability to supply disruption?
Panelists: Peter C. Dent (VP of Business Development, Electron Energy Corporation), Michael Berry, Ph.D. (Discovery Investing) and Anthony Young (Director, Dahlman Rose & Co.)