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Batteries in ‘golden period’, but vigilance needed for lead

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 17:06 -- John Shepherd
Batteries in ‘golden period’, but vigilance needed for lead

Battery technology is in a “golden period”, but lead-acid in particular still faces potential regulatory obstacles in Europe, manufacturers have been warned.

Dr Steve Binks (pictured), regulatory affairs director of the International Lead Association, told the Pb2019 conference in Madrid there had “never been a period where battery technology was so recognised as being critical” to e-mobility, energy storage and combating climate change.

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Batteries 'can help UK achieve net-zero emissions by 2050'

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 13:59 -- John Shepherd
Batteries 'can help UK achieve net-zero emissions by 2050'

Ramping up the development and use of battery technologies can help the UK achieve “net-zero” emissions by 2050, according to a new report.

Government advisory body the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said a net-zero greenhouse gases target for 2050 “is achievable with known technologies, alongside improvements in people’s lives”.

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Education key to lead–acid becoming climate change solution

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:56 -- Paul Crompton
Education key to lead–acid becoming climate change solution

Educating policyholders on how lead-based batteries can become a solution to global climate change concerns is key to ensuring the industry shakes off its polluting reputation.

Lead industry leaders must educate regulators on the chemistry’s environmental progress, including its 99% recycle rate and the emergence of ‘green’ alternatives to smelting.

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