It’s been 25 years since the first efforts to recycle consumer batteries began. During that time, a lot has changed and some things, unfortunately, have not. While there’s no crystal ball for the future of batteries and recycling, a look at the last 25 years provides an appreciation of the work done and a glimpse into the future marketplace.
What drives Elon Musk? It’s the power of innovation and to make the world better place. While it may sound amorphous, he is applying that ambition to ensure that not only more electric cars get on the road but also that more solar energy gets firmly rooted in the market. His latest: “Solar Roofs,” which consist not of the panels but of the whole roof.
These are tough times for oil giants. They’re up against falling profits and facing threats from alternative fuels and battery technologies as global momentum shifts toward a low-carbon economy. To overcome these challenges, global oil “supermajors” should follow in the footsteps of Total — which bought energy storage company Saft … Read more »