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Mechanistic understanding of oxygen-redox processes in lithium-rich battery cathodes

(The Faraday Institution) Scientists based at the University of Oxford as part of the Faraday Institution CATMAT project researching next-generation cathode materials have made a significant advance in understanding oxygen-redox processes involved in lithium-rich cathode materials. The paper, published in Nature Energy, proposes strategies that offer potential routes to increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries.

Aviva chief warns insurers on ‘forked tongue’ over climate change – Financial Times

Aviva chief executive Amanda Blanc has warned that the insurance industry cannot “speak with forked tongue” on global warming by doing one thing with its investment portfolios and another with the products it sells. More insurers are promising to focus…

AXA, Other Mega-Investors Seek to Avoid Portfolios with Global Warming Potential – Insurance Journal

Article 0 Comments All good money managers expect to outperform their benchmark, and by one such metric the French insurer and investor AXA SA recently scored a market-beating success. Not by delivering higher returns, but by generating a lower level…

Biden Wants to Take On China and Climate Change at the Same Time – Slate

Global warming is, in large part, a U.S.-China problem. The two countries combined account for 43 percent of worldwide CO2 emissions. The decisions the two countries make in the coming years will shape what life is like on the planet…

Team Biden And Climate – 5 Dirty Secrets Behind Their War On Energy

On Friday, President Joe Biden pledged climate action at the virtual G7 and teased an upcoming major summit on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. Deep decarbonization is what Team Biden wants – the complete end of carbon fuel for electricity,…

Geometallurgist and NSF CAREER awardee breaks down barriers

(University of Arizona College of Engineering) Mined materials like copper and uranium are more important than ever as the world moves toward sustainable technologies such as solar panels and windmills.Isabel Barton is an assistant professor of mining and geological engineering at the University of Arizona and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award who aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of mining. She’s also using a historical framework to educate (and even excite!) non-scientists about the world of mineral resources, which impacts all of our daily lives.

The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

Taking an in-depth look at Americans’ opinions on climate change

(Resources for the Future (RFF)) The synthesis report of the Climate Insights 2020 survey, a joint effort to examine American attitudes on climate change by researchers at Stanford University, Resources for the Future, and ReconMR, provides insight into what Americans think about climate, electric vehicles, natural disasters, and more.

Biden’s New Dawn Of Net-Zero Is Looking Like A Dark Day For Labor

Last Labor Day, candidate Joe Biden made an impassioned pitch to leaders and members of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor federation. Stressing that “the great American middle class was built by unions,” he jabbed his finger in the air for…