Tesla and Panasonic to kill cobalt curse
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Tesla and Panasonic to kill cobalt curse

Panasonic announced an aim to produce batteries for Tesla without using cobalt, much of which is sourced from the unstable and conflict-ridden Congo. June 5, 2018John WeaverOnly a few years ago, there were popular predictions that we would run out of oil, whereas today it, appears more likely that oil markets will suffer from peak demand, not supply. Similar arguments about resource scarcity have surfaced widely in anti-renewable propaganda, with concerns expressed about rare earths, lithium and other materials as easily debunked reasons why solar, wind and energy storage cannot scale.Some of these concerns could have been valid, were it…
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European grid underutilized – plenty of EV space
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European grid underutilized – plenty of EV space

The basics are that we've spent many billions on hardware to move electricity - and we overbuilt because electricity is so important. Now, because we're becoming more efficiency, building distributed resources and our grid is getting smarter - that prior infrastructure is used only to 50-70% of its potential. We've got plenty of pipe to power our cars in Europe. (more…)
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