Ambitious UK wind power plans to put strain on neodymium supplies

By William Clarke
Published: Friday, 09 October 2020

The UK’s drive to invest in wind power could put pressure on global supplies of rare earths, including neodymium and dysprosium.

On October 6, British prime minister Boris Johnson pledged that every home in the UK would be powered by offshore wind energy within a decade. 

"As Saudi Arabia is to oil, the UK is to wind" Johnson said.

The UK is the already world's top offshore wind electricity producer, with...

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