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Volvo Says Users Can Track Source of Battery Metals in Its EVs
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Volvo Says Users Can Track Source of Battery Metals in Its EVs

"Commodities such as cobalt and nickel are regularly scrutinized for the ways they are mined. Most of the world’s cobalt is found in Congo, where an estimated 10% comes from 'artisanal' sources, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The artisanal sector, often described as barefoot miners, is made up of some of the world’s poorest workers, with reports of children being regularly used to mine battery metals."

The US oil and gas industry is emitting less carbon than it used to
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The US oil and gas industry is emitting less carbon than it used to

"Despite the setback on combustion emissions, the overall emissions intensity of Permian energy production fell considerably. Methane intensity of gas extraction fell by 78 percent, and overall greenhouse gas intensity fell by 47 percent. In short, the Permian is producing far more gas and oil than it was seven years ago, but it’s doing so in a more carbon-efficient manner, which has prevented methane and carbon emissions from rising at the same rates as production."

A Natural-Gas Billionaire Bets on Greener Fossil Fuel
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A Natural-Gas Billionaire Bets on Greener Fossil Fuel

"NET Power’s patented process consists of burning natural gas along with oxygen to create heat and a mixture of pure CO2 and water that spins a turbine and creates power. Some of the CO2 is reused in the system and the rest is sequestered underground—which means that a plant using the technology will emit virtually no CO2, according to the company."

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