ENERGY: The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

ENERGY: The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction

As the world scrambles to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, the environmental impact of finding all the lithium required could become a major issue in its own right
ENERGY: The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction
AMUR RIVER, THE CHINA/RUSSIA BORDER
This cold, remote region is where around 100 Chinese electric-car manufacturers test prototypes, such as the Chinese/Slovenian joint venture APG Elaphe, pictured. Global annual sales of electric vehicles exceeded one million for the first time in 2017, with more than half of these in China
Matjaž Krivic/INSTITUTE

taken from WIRED

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