The High Cost of High Tech: Lithium Mining in the Atacama Desert

Navigating the trade-offs between global benefits of decarbonization and localized impacts of lithium mining operations   By Emily Haworth Boasting experimental floating solar panels, South America’s only solar-thermal project, and a recent commitment to complete, industry-wide carbon neutrality by 2050, Chile has made commendable progress in renewable energy investments and energy security in the last …

Q&A With ED Jennifer Martin: Renewable Energy Markets Are Interdependent

Originally published in the Argus Air Daily. by William Fleeson Washington, 19 March (Argus) — Jennifer Martin is executive director of the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), a non-profit that administers the Green-e certification program for renewable electricity. In this interview, edited for length and clarity, Martin discusses how the interdependence of compliance and voluntary …