June 19, 2017

Norway’s Fossil-Fueled Electric Vehicles

Norway’s Fossil-Fueled Electric Vehicles

The Financial Times reports that “extremely generous subsidies” have “underpinned the boom” in electric vehicle sales in Norway, and now leaders there are reconsidering these subsidies:
June 13, 2017

Electric Vehicles Are Creating A Huge Demand For Copper

Electric Vehicles Are Creating A Huge Demand For Copper

A recent report predicts a “nine-fold increase in copper demand” by 2027 due to electric vehicles.
June 12, 2017

Electric Vehicles Rely On Child Labor

Electric Vehicles Rely On Child Labor

Germany’s Deutsche Welle (DW) highlighted the rampant use of child labor in mining cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: According to the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, about 40,000 children work in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For a shift of up to 24 hours underground, most earn less than $2 […]
June 8, 2017

Research Report Exposes Costs Of Rare Earth

Research Report Exposes Costs Of Rare Earth

An op-ed from America Rising Squared’s (AR2) Executive Director Brian Rogers published in RealClearEnergy marked the release of a new AR2 white paper that exposes the very serious human and environmental costs of materials that are critical to so-called “clean energy.”
June 2, 2017

Did Musk Make A Business Decision To Leave Trump Council?

Did Musk Make A Business Decision To Leave Trump Council?

Tesla founder Elon Musk left President Trump’s advisory council yesterday after Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord.
June 1, 2017

Would Musk Profit From The Paris Climate Accord?

Would Musk Profit From The Paris Climate Accord?

Yesterday, Tesla founder Elon Musk threatened to leave a presidential advisory council is President Trump withdraws the United States from the Paris Climate Accords:
June 1, 2017

U.S. Companies Face Shortage Of Ethically Sourced Cobalt

U.S. Companies Face Shortage Of Ethically Sourced Cobalt

American technology companies are facing a shortage of “ethically sourced cobalt,” a metal critical to products like electric vehicles and solar panels, and demand for cobalt is rising: Major manufacturers like Tesla and General Electric are facing a severe shortage of ethically sourced cobalt, and the metal is expected to increase in demand by 500%, […]
May 31, 2017

Main U.S. Source Of Rare Earth On Auction Block

Main U.S. Source Of Rare Earth On Auction Block

The Financial Times highlights a grossly overlooked fact – the United States has only one rare earth mine that provides a significant source of rare earth minerals critical to renewable energy and defense systems: A battle is heating up for control of a bankrupt mine that is the only significant US Source of the rare […]
May 25, 2017

Analysts Split On If Tesla Is For Real

Analysts Split On If Tesla Is For Real

Is Tesla the next Studebaker? A recent Bloomberg Technology article sums up the situation right now: the “Wall Street split” on Tesla comes down to a battle between “tech believers versus car guys.” With record high stock prices the debate is anything but settled: Most of the seven analysts who rate the stock a buy […]