The U.S. Geological Survey Invests Millions to Map Critical-Mineral Resources in Alaska

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 18 May 2023 17:40:30 +0000

The U.S. Geological Survey will invest more than $5.8 million to map critical-mineral resources in Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys. This partnership is a key step in securing a reliable and sustainable supply of the critical minerals that are essential to everything from household appliances and electronics to […]

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Tesla Shareholders Ask: Are Automotive Supply Chains & Labor Rights Incompatible?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Sun, 14 May 2023 02:35:22 +0000

automotive supply chainA CleanTechnica interviewee argues that automakers cannot make the excuse that it’s too complicated to know who their suppliers are and how their suppliers are violating human rights.

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New Battery Recycling Center Will Have A Big Impact on Europe

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 11 May 2023 12:10:17 +0000

Lithium-ion batteries are a rapidly growing technology, used to power everything from our mobile phones to electric vehicles to renewable energy systems. Lithium-ion batteries generally have a much longer lifespan than anti-EV commentators would lead people to believe, and once they’re too degraded for vehicle use, they serve for years more doing stationary energy storage. […]

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Honda’s Working On More US-Based Battery Production

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2023 13:06:03 +0000

If you remember 2022 (it seems so long ago now), you probably remember the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). If you’re a fan of EVs and you spend much time on social media, you probably saw all of the controversy over the Act’s treatment of battery minerals for EV tax credits. I predicted that the situation […]

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Copperstring 2 — Coal Money To Buy 6-Gigawatt Renewable Project

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2023 04:57:00 +0000

CleanTechnica-Solar-Panel-Farm-1-scaled watermarkIn a massive irony, the Queensland Labour government will use increased taxes on coal miners to buy and complete the 1,000 km high-voltage network – Copperstring 2. These transmission lines will connect the solar- and wind-rich areas of northwestern Queensland with the industrial hub of Townsville. The communities of Mt Isa (a mining powerhouse), Cloncurry, […]

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Stellantis Thinks EV Batteries & Hydrogen Fuel Cells Can Coexist

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2023 15:31:52 +0000

solid-state EV batteries energy storageStellantis is doubling down on solid-state EV batteries and hedging bets with hydrogen fuel cells.

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Panasonic Strikes Battery Minerals Deal In Canada

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:30:14 +0000

Rare earth minerals and other battery materials are crucial for global politics. As this article explains, China’s power over the worlds clean technology advancements and medical progress came to a head in 2010 when it cut off supplies to Japan. This ultimately left Japan defenseless, and with no choice but to cave on the border […]

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Are There Enough Materials To Manufacture All The Electric Vehicles Needed?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2022 04:50:55 +0000

The short answer is yes. But this is a complicated question, so let’s dig in further. The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is necessary to decrease climate-changing emissions. As deployment increases, so will the demand for EV battery materials such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel. These materials are primarily supplied through two sources: 1) newly mined […]

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Recent Battery Deals Could Indicate Manufacturers Are Up To The Task Congress Gave Them

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2022 18:34:53 +0000

A large reason people were hesitant about the most current version of US electric vehicle subsidies was that it wouldn’t provide funding to vehicle makers who rely on China for minerals used in batteries. Some argued that if we only used battery materials from friendly countries, it would either lead to a slower EV adoption […]

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