Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car: Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that Michael Gove didn’t consider in his ‘clean’ energy crusade

From The Daily Mail Sky News investigated the Katanga mines and found Dorsen, 8, and Monica, 4 The pair were working in the vast mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo They are two of the 40,000 children working daily in the mines, checking rocks for cobalt By Barbara Jones for The Mail on Sunday…

Global EV and related climate alarmist colossal messes

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin EVs have been hyped by the climate alarmist renewable energy activist crowd as an effective approach for reducing greenhouse gas emissions regarding transportation energy consumption, which for many nations is a large portion of their total energy use. EVs are fundamentally energy handicapped due to the low energy density of…

Renewable Energy, what is the cost?

By Andy May A key question to think about, do renewable fuels decrease fossil fuel use, or do they increase it? What are the costs of using renewable energy? The sun and wind are free, does that make wind and solar power free? Biofuels require power to plant crops, make fertilizer and spread it, harvest…

Cheap solar cells made from perovskite promise 20% efficiency

  Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite Physicists boost efficiency of material that holds promise as base for next-generation solar cells UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY Solar cells made from an inexpensive and increasingly popular material called perovskite can more efficiently turn sunlight into electricity using a new technique to sandwich…

The Cult of Tesla

Guest post by David Middleton As someone rather detached from the automotive world — in other words, someone who considers cars to simply be tools and not extensions of identity — the fervor surrounding debates in the industry often seems strange to me. Why so much psychological investment in the outdated idea that electric vehicles…