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How Biden’s EV battery plan could falter

Originally appeared in E&E News How Biden’s EV battery plan could falter The White House released a plan yesterday calling for the phaseout this decade of two key minerals used in electric vehicle batteries, although some market researchers are casting doubt on whether such a rapid shift is possible. In…

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RBC comment on President Biden’s infrastructure proposal

“The Responsible Battery Coalition applauds the Biden Administration’s efforts to expand the integration of battery-powered electric vehicles across the U.S., including infrastructure investments and new consumer incentives, and for recognizing the need for sustainable battery recycling programs to conserve resources and protect the environment.”   — Steve Christensen, Executive Director of…

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Senate Explores Different Roads to Decarbonize Transportation

Electrification May not be Quickest Way to Reduce Emissions, Experts Say By K Kaufmann Unlike General Motors and other U.S. carmakers, Toyota is not going all in on electric vehicles. “Maximum GHG reductions can be achieved with consumers having more access to technology, not less,” said Robert Wimmer, the company’s…

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RBC Testifies before Bipartisan Senate Panel: Urges Congress to Support Closed-Loop Circular Economy for Next Generation of Vehicle Batteries

RBC Testifies before Bipartisan Senate Panel: Urges Congress to Support Closed-Loop Circular Economy for Next Generation of Vehicle Batteries Congressional Leaders Highlight Importance of Battery Recycling in Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing WASHINGTON: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Tuesday heard leaders from across the…

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Celebrating milestones with battery recycling

RBC Executive Director Steve Christensen gives insights on EV battery recycling in a story by Megan Smalley in Recycling Today. Celebrating milestones with battery recycling To celebrate National Battery Day Feb. 18, several industry programs and organizations announced milestones reached or goals set for battery recycling and recovery. … The…

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Executive Director Steve Christensen featured in RealClearEnergy – Batteries: The Positives and Negatives of America’s Energy Future

Executive Director Steve Christensen featured in RealClearEnergy – Batteries: The Positives and Negatives of America’s Energy Future In the 220 years since Alessandro Volta invented the first “electric pile,” the predecessor of the modern battery, batteries have played an important, albeit second-fiddle role, in the energy landscape. Often thought of…

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Responsible Battery Coalition Announces New Members in Earth Day Celebration

MILWAUKEE – The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC or Coalition) — a leading coalition of companies, academics and organizations dedicated to the responsible management and environmental sustainability of batteries, announced today significant expansions to its growing membership of industry leaders as the world prepares to celebrate Earth Day. Joining the RBC…

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