4 ways to store renewable energy that don’t involve batteries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Shine, Senior Writer, Formative Content Giant bricks are not what most people think of when they hear the words “energy storage”, but they are a key element of a gravity-based system that could help the world manage an […]

3 challenges en route to electric vehicle batteries driving the circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maya Ben Dror, Industry Manager, Automotive and New Mobility, World Economic Forum Geneva, Abhishek Gupta, Lead, Automotive and New Mobility, World Economic Forum, Patrick Schaufuss, Partner, McKinsey & Company Between 2020 and 2021, electric vehicle (EV) sales increased by […]

Batteries: deal on new EU rules for design, production and waste treatment

On Friday, Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement to overhaul EU rules on batteries and take into account technological developments and future challenges. The agreed rules will cover the entire battery life cycle, from design to end-of-life and apply to all types of batteries sold in the EU: portable batteries, SLI batteries (supplying power […]

COP27: European Union concludes a strategic partnership with Kazakhstan on raw materials, batteries and renewable hydrogen

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, attending the COP27 in Egypt, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Alikhan Smailov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a partnership between the EU and Kazakhstan. The agreement aims to ensure the development of a secure and sustainable […]

New rules on batteries: MEPs want more environmental and social ambition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament is ready to negotiate with EU governments on the final shape of the new rules governing the entire battery product life cycle, from design to end-of-life. During the debate on Wednesday, MEPs underlined the crucial role that batteries have in the transition to […]

3 ways policymakers can make EV batteries more sustainable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Benedikt Sobotka, Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance and CEO, Eurasian Resources Group & Mathy Stanislaus, Director, Public Policy, Global Battery Alliance There is growing concern about the increased demand for commodities and metals used in electric vehicle […]

Batteries are a key part of the energy transition. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Demand for battery storage has seen exponential growth in recent years. But the battery technical revolution is just beginning, explains Simon Engelke, founder and chair of Battery Associates. Investment has poured into the […]

Sustainable transport can’t just depend on batteries. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, AB Volvo Batteries are an ideal solution for shorter/medium-range applications (such as for buses within a city) but they are less practical for long-haul transport and heavy duty applications. Hydrogen fuel technology and […]

Three ways batteries could power change in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Benedikt Sobotka, Chief Executive Officer, Eurasian Resources Group & Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer, BASF Lithium-ion batteries have been around for almost half a century – and now they are at […]