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Council has adopted a resolution
restricting EU environmental action to initiatives that require MS to proscribe the use of solar energy generation – which uses rare earth minerals on environmental grounds.
A directive is passed using the OLP on Feb 14 2014
MS must implement the Direct by July 2015
The UK has not yet implemented the directive
PS – UK tech company developed cutting edge solar tech, which uses such minerals
PS concerned that the Council’s position was in reality, adopted under pressure from a powerful industry lobby that have heavily invested in older technology and hence want to halt development or more efficient challengers.
They claim there are no real environmental concerns stemming for the use of tiny amounts of rare earth minerals used in their technology.

Im not sure where to begin - can someone point me in the right direction please?
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