solar panels


Solar Panel and Electric Vehicle Information


Town & Parishes Challenged



Colchester Mar 23 (Video 8:36mins)


Glastonbury Mar 23 (Video 12mins)



Slave Labour


08 Nov 2021  ‘Like slave and master’: DRC miners toil for 30p an hour to fuel electric cars (PDF)


03 Jan 2021 Child labour, toxic leaks: the price we could pay for a greener future (PDF)


19 Jan 2016 Amnesty International - Child labour behind smart phone and electric car batteries (PDF)


(Video 8mins) 


2016 Amnesty International - 'This is What we Die For' Human Rights Abuses in the Democratic Republicl of the Congo Power the Global Trade in Cobalt (PDF)


2021 Freedom United - Do children have the right to decent work? (Video 1hr 10mins)


Renewable Energy Statistics



Aug 22 Solar Panels Are Starting to Die, Leaving Behind Toxic Trash (PDF)


15 Aug 17 Leaching of cadmium and tellurium from cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar panels under simulated landfill conditions (PDF)


More home solar installations lead to more off grid/lithium batteries required






Mining & Strategy


08 Aug 2023 The new commodity superpowers In the first part of a series, countries that produce the metals central to the energy transition want to rewrite the rules of mineral extraction (PDF)



Refing stats



Mining stats



Critical Mineral trade stats



Mineral production ownership stats



July 2023 John Penrose MP Carbon Competiveness (PDF)


13 Mar 2023 UK Govt's Critical Minerals Strategy (PDF)


2022 Share of cumulative power capacity by technology (PDF)


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