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How the U.S. Lost Ground to China in the Contest for Clean Energy

By Eric Lipton and Dionne Searcey
Tom Perriello saw it coming but could do nothing to stop it. André Kapanga too. Despite urgent emails, phone calls and personal pleas, they watched helplessly as a company backed by the Chinese government took…
11/21/21
                                                               

Why New Battery Tech Will Revolutionize The Transportation Industry

By Brayden Gerrard Photo: Matti Blume , Wikimedia Commons
New battery technology has long been the ambition among automotive manufacturers. Industry players are hopeful that improved tech will bring improved energy density, longer lifespans, and faster recharging.
07/26/21
                                                               

The Push for American Lithium Is a Sustainability Issue

By Jim Motavalli Photo: Steve Fecht , GM Motors
In early July, General Motors announced it had made a “strategic investment” in Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR), a company that is planning to produce lithium for electric vehicle (EV) batteries in a cogeneration project with a geothermal…
07/21/21
                                                               

Endangered Flower at Crossroads of U.S.’s Lithium Future

By Amy Lupica Photo: Jim Morefield , Wiki CC
A battle is raging in Nevada as the U.S. Fish, and Wildlife Service announces it will be listing Tiehm’s buckwheat flower as an endangered species, striking a blow to a lithium mining project in the region. Lithium is required for…
06/07/21
                                                               

Mineral constraints for transition overstated by IEA

By Kingsmill Bond
The IEA looked into the amount of minerals needed to fuel the energy transition, and pretty quickly worked out ‘there is no shortage of resources’.  The world has plenty of lithium, nickel, rare earth metals…
05/10/21