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Alternatives to Cobalt, the Blood Diamond of Batteries Read More

Alternatives to Cobalt, the Blood Diamond of Batteries

When John Goodenough created the first lithium-ion rechargeable battery at Oxford in 1980, he needed some cobalt.

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Dirty Energy Read More

Dirty Energy

The clean energy revolution hinges on the Democratic Republic of Congo — where conflict, corruption, and child labor are rife

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EVs and Hybrids Aren’t Green, Not Even Close Read More

EVs and Hybrids Aren’t Green, Not Even Close

A Swedish meta-study, which analyzes and summarizes studies completed in the EV field, found that around 150 to 200 kgs…

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Report: Costly Electric Vehicles Hardly Do Anything To Help The Environment Read More

Report: Costly Electric Vehicles Hardly Do Anything To Help The Environment

An in-depth study found that, contrary to widespread belief, zero-emissions vehicles actually increase the amount of pollution that is emitted…

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Are electric cars worse for the environment? Read More

Are electric cars worse for the environment?

Crunch the numbers, and it looks like all those subsidies might be counterproductive.

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Natural gas-powered trucks are well ahead of electrification Read More

Natural gas-powered trucks are well ahead of electrification

The major OEMs have multiple product offerings in the LNG/CNG space

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Carmakers and big tech struggle to keep batteries free from child labor Read More

Carmakers and big tech struggle to keep batteries free from child labor

Is there such a thing as an ethical electric car?

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Batteries have a dirty secret Read More

Batteries have a dirty secret

Energy storage is considered a green technology. But it actually increases carbon emissions.

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How eco-friendly are electric cars? Read More

How eco-friendly are electric cars?

Dieselgate has many people turning to electric vehicles as a more environmentally friendly option. But in some respects, e-cars can…

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Electric vehicles’ future relies on cobalt. It’s often mined by children and is soaring in price Read More

Electric vehicles’ future relies on cobalt. It’s often mined by children and is soaring in price

The road to an imminent electric vehicle future has hit a speed bump — one made of cobalt.

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Mines Linked to Child Labor Are Thriving in Rush for Car Batteries Read More

Mines Linked to Child Labor Are Thriving in Rush for Car Batteries

The appetite for electric cars is driving a boom in small-scale cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where…

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No cobalt, no Tesla? Read More

No cobalt, no Tesla?

The battery industry currently uses 42 percent of global cobalt production, a critical metal for Lithium-ion cells.

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Driving a Diesel Car I Feel So Dirty, Driving an Electric Car I Feel So Clean Read More

Driving a Diesel Car I Feel So Dirty, Driving an Electric Car I Feel So Clean

Artist: Marian Kamensky

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