EU prepares for battery sustainability law

Battery manufacturers in the European Union could face tighter requirements on recycling, recovering critical materials and tracking batteries throughout their life cycles, according to the bloc’s executive arm. A proposed draft EU law on battery sustainability, planned for later this year, could include rules on the recovery of cobalt, nickel, and other valuable minerals from … Continue reading EU prepares for battery sustainability law

EU lawmakers hear rumble of growing green support

The European Union’s policies could become significantly greener as the bloc’s decision-makers absorb the lessons of the recent European Parliament elections. Green parties were among the main beneficiaries as the May 23-26 elections saw voters switch from the usually dominant center-right and center-left parties in a number of EU countries. Parties affiliated to the European … Continue reading EU lawmakers hear rumble of growing green support

Electric car affordability highlights EU transportation challenge

Electric cars are for the rich and their unaffordability in the poorer countries of the European Union could put at risk the bloc’s 2030 targets for the greening of transportation, EU automakers said. Data published May 9 by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (known as ACEA) showed there is a strong correlation between average incomes … Continue reading Electric car affordability highlights EU transportation challenge