Human Rights Abuses In Aluminum Supply Chain Need To Be Stopped

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:10:34 +0000

In a recently published, 63-page report, Human Rights Watch describes the automotive supply chains that connect car manufacturers to aluminum mines, refineries, and smelters around the world. The report also documents a number of human rights impacts related to aluminum production and processing, from the destruction of ancestral farmland and damage to community water sources […]

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Middle Ground: Going Forward With The EV Transition, But Acknowledging The Impacts of Battery Mining

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:13:50 +0000

Mining for battery materials can be a touchy subject. The haters and the people who stand to lose money in the transition to clean energy love to bring it up. They normally don’t care one bit about the environmental impacts of things (or they wouldn’t support the oil and coal industries like they do). When […]

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Quickly Robin, To The Batt Mobile!

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:00:14 +0000

Holy guacamole, it’s the Modern Mining Initiative. The recalcitrant Australian federal government is supporting electric vehicles by issuing grants to companies electrifying diesel vehicles in the mining industry. They have granted almost $10 million to Batt Mobile of Newcastle NSW and Elphinstone of Tasmania to develop electric mining equipment for underground hard rock mines. This […]

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Tesla & BHP Form An Alliance To Promote Sustainability In The Mining & Resources Sector

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:55 +0000

BHP announced that it and Tesla have announced a nickel supply agreement and that it will supply Tesla with nickel from its Nickel West asset in Western Australia. The company stated that this is one of the most sustainable and lowest carbon emission nickel producers in the world. Financial Times noted that this would secure […]

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Opibus Builds First Fully Electric African Mining Vehicle

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 17:05:41 +0000

Opibus, a Kenyan electric vehicle designer and manufacturer focused on creating products tailored for the region with quality, price and local production in mind, has just unveiled one of Africa’s first fully electric vehicles for the mining sector. The vehicle system is based on a modular electric powertrain which makes it easy for mining operators […]

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Ironic: Australia Is Source Of Much Of Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel, Yet Hardly Buys Any EVs

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 00:00:57 +0000

Originally posted on EVANNEX. By Charles Morris Among the world’s wealthy countries, Australia is one of the least EV-friendly. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s 2019 comments that characterized EVs as a threat to Australians’ way of life seem to have set the tone for Australia’s hands-off EV policy ever since — the market share of EVs in the […]

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The Metals Company Partners With Bjarke Ingels Group To Design Infrastructure For Mining Critical Minerals For EVs

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 01:36:58 +0000

Earlier this year, I interviewed the CEO of DeepGreen Metals, which has had a name change and is now known as The Metals Company. That was a result of the company combining with another company, Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corporation. I now have another update for you as well. The Metals Company has just announced an […]

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