The Hardest (& Best) Thing About The US Clean Vehicle Tax Credit

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 20:59:01 +0000

There’s been a lot of discussion about the new Clean Vehicle Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that is making its way toward Joe Biden’s desk (having left the Senate, it’s now just got to get through the House of Representatives). However, for all of the simple — and mostly good — changes […]

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What Does America’s EV Supply Chain Look Like? We Mapped It!

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 20:10:59 +0000

It is imperative that the United States adopt policies that will improve both the sustainability and security of the materials supply needed to enable a clean energy transition.  The policies the Biden administration has advanced through executive action and Congress is currently considering through this climate deal will help meet this goal.

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What Does The Growing U.S. EV Supply Chain Look Like? We Mapped It.

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 20:10:59 +0000

It is imperative that the United States adopt policies that will improve both the sustainability and security of the materials supply needed to enable a clean energy transition.  The policies the Biden administration has advanced through executive action and Congress is currently considering through this climate deal will help meet this goal.

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Recycling Lead-Acid Batteries Is Easy. Why Is Recycling Lithium-ion Batteries Hard?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2022 06:10:39 +0000

By James Morton Turner, an environmental studies professor at Wellesley College and author of the forthcoming book “Charged: A History of Batteries and Lessons for a Clean Energy Future.” He published the lead op-ed in the journal Science’s special climate change issue last month (June 24, 2022).

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Greener Electric Car Batteries? (Ask A Scientist)

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2022 03:10:29 +0000

CATL battery packLithium-ion batteries are the most popular battery in use today. First commercialized in 1991, their cost has declined by a remarkable 97 percent over the last three decades, enabling the rapid growth of mobile phones, laptops, and, more recently, electric cars. Global demand for the batteries is projected to increase dramatically by the end of this decade, […]

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Battery Mineral Extraction — the Huge New Constraint on EV Adoption

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 14:12:29 +0000

Tesla corporate governanceThe timeline of a transition to a new technology can be seen as a series of constraints — obstacles that temporarily prevent the new technology from displacing the old. These obstacles aren’t always technological — sometimes they have to do with economic or social factors. Of course, to the croakers and boo-birds of the world, every […]

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The Metals Company Announces Successful Trial Of Its Riser Pipe & Jumper Hose

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 19:12:31 +0000

TMCThe Metals Company and Allseas have announced the successful deepwater commissioning of its riser pipe and jumper hose. These tools are designed to lift polymetallic nodules from the seafloor to the surface. The nodules typically fit inside the palm of your hand (they sent me one in 2020 as a sample back when they were […]

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Refining, Tesla’s Next Frontier

Credit to Author: Paul Fosse| Date: Mon, 09 May 2022 02:24:41 +0000

In this article, I’m going to highlight a truly outstanding YouTube channel, “The Limiting Factor,” and in particular, a recent video summarizing the battery news that came out of Tesla’s recent 1st quarter earnings call. This 80-minute video has enough material to make about 10 articles, but I’m going to highlight 3 related points that […]

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Tesla Visited The DRC & Argentina For Environmental & Societal Risk Assessments

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 08 May 2022 19:11:32 +0000

Tesla announced that it visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and ArgentinaIn its 2021 Impact Report, Tesla announced that it visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Argentina in order to assess both environmental and societal risks. Tesla said that it has taken steps to complete social and environmental risk assessments by visiting both the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Argentina. You may remember […]

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