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Study on battery recycling shows China is in 1st place

China is ahead of Europe and the US in using recycling to meet its needs for lithium, cobalt and nickel for batteries for electric...

New study finds electric vehicles are driven less than gas cars

One of the largest studies to date finds the current generation of EV owners drive far fewer miles than owners of gas vehicles, translating...

Climate change is about to play a big role in government purchases – with vast implications for the US economy

Jesse Burkhardt, Colorado State University and Lauren Gifford, Colorado State University Each year, the federal government purchases about 50,000 new vehicles. Until recently, almost all...

The end of thermal cars: why electric vehicles aren’t a silver bullet

Alexis Poulhès, École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC) and Cyrille François, Université Gustave Eiffel On 8 June 2022, the European Parliament voted to ban the sale of...

Slowing down to ramp up: why net zero mobility needs degrowth

Electrification is a necessary step towards sustainable mobility. However, it has never been sufficient. Mobility in the twenty-first century will necessitate more than simply...

CATL Invests $3.52B in Battery Recycling Base

Leading Chinese battery firm CATL announced on January 15 that its subsidiary, Brunp, plans to invest 23.8 billion yuan ($3.52 billion) in Foshan, Guangdong...

Deep seabed mining plans pit renewable energy demand against ocean life in a largely unexplored frontier

Scott Shackelford, Indiana University; Christiana Ochoa, Indiana University; David Bosco, Indiana University, and Kerry Krutilla, Indiana University As companies race to expand renewable energy and...

Can electric vehicle batteries be recycled?

Serge Pelissier, Université Gustave Eiffel Between 2000 and 2018, the number of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) manufactured was multiplied by 80. In 2018, 66% of them...

You’ve heard of water droughts. Could ‘energy’ droughts be next?

In a new modeling study, researchers show how widely wind and solar potential vary by season and year, suggesting that backup energy sources may...

Revolutionary changes in transportation, from electric vehicles to ride sharing, could slow global warming – if they’re done right, IPCC says

Alan Jenn, University of California, Davis Around the world, revolutionary changes are under way in transportation. More electric vehicles are on the road, people are...

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