Coal Mines Could Get a Second Life in Heating Homes

Coal Mines Could Get a Second Life in Heating Homes

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Just 10 years ago, 40% of the UK’s energy came from coal. Today, the country has two remaining coal plants and plans to end coal-fired power by the end of 2024. All of the coal mines that have already closed across the country have naturally filled with warm water, […]

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Future of EV Batteries from CA’s Salton Sea and the Shores of Lake MI

Future of EV Batteries from CA’s Salton Sea and the Shores of Lake MI

New electric vehicle battery capacity is cropping up across the U.S. — places like the Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power in California’s Imperial Valley where they are extracting lithium from the Salton Sea, and Ion Park, a “pilot facility” where Ford Motors will eventually produce batteries.

Why This Matters:  With EV sales expected to increase, particularly given the Biden Administration’s emphasis on their development, lithium is in such high demand that experts refer to it as “white gold.

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