Check out the top stories from the deep, taken from coverage between 12-19 December 2022
Author: Alan Ohnsman
Redwood Materials, a battery recycler created by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, plans to collect used electric and hybrid vehicle packs from Ford and Volvo Cars in California, making rechargeable cars and trucks more sustainable by reusing valuable mined materials they use.
Author: Avory Lovins
We will need more and more batteries in the future as we move away from fossil fuels. But the extraction of the minerals required to create batteries, such as mining the deep seabed, will be highly damaging to nature. This article examines six solutions to these challenges.
Author: Mike Gaworecki
On a recent episode of the Mongabay Newscast, Mongabay looks at whether or not mining is compatible with the clean energy revolution.
Source: Amnesty International
Amnesty International is today publicly challenging leaders within the electric vehicle industry to make the world’s first completely ethical battery within five years. At the Nordic Electric Vehicle (EV) Summit in Oslo, the organization is highlighting how lithium-ion batteries, which power electric cars and electronics, are linked to human rights abuses including child labour in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and environmental risks which could undermine their green potential.