Lithium - South America's new gold - Diesel ban plans: the debate rages on
The head of the world's biggest carmaker Volkswagen has issued an unprecedented call to end tax breaks for diesel fuel in Germany, saying the technology must make way for cleaner ways of driving.
It is three times larger than the next biggest lithium-ion battery and can power up to 30,000 homes. Elon Musk has said it is "just the beginning."
Rampant graft afflicting the mining industry has led to a massive loss of public revenue in many countries. A new report shines a light on the risks of corruption occurring at the very start of the mining process.
Car sales in the European Union enjoyed their strongest October in eight years, with new car sales up by almost six percent. But poor performance in Britain and Ireland is holding the bloc back.
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