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Causes of E-Bike Fires and What to Do When They Happen

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A recent surge of electric bike fires in NYC has brought new attention to the dangers of lithium battery fires and increased scrutiny of safety compliance. Although electric bikes, also known as e-bikes, are subject to...more

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Energy Investors Face Mexico Risks in the Electricity and Lithium Sectors

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Investors in the Mexican energy sector are facing evolving challenges, as the Mexican government is making good on threats to increase state interference in the sector through the implementation of changes in electricity...more

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Fireside Chat with Pure Lithium Founder and CEO Regarding Patents

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Sunstein is delighted to present a “Fireside Chat” with Pure Lithium moderated by Thomas C. Carey and Dr. Bill Braunlin. Learn how Pure Lithium Founder & CEO Emilie Bodoin and Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer Donald...more

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Courts Continue to Grapple with Constitutional Limits of Personal Jurisdiction

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In three recent opinions, two state and one federal, courts reached different results on the constitutional limits of courts exercising personal jurisdiction. All involved the same product and defendant, LG Chem Ltd. and its...more

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Foley Automotive Report - June 2022 - 3

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This report helps automotive suppliers inform their legal and operational decisions to help address challenges and opportunities. Key Developments - U.S. new light-vehicle sales in June are forecast to reach a SAAR of...more

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EPA's New Actions in the Battery Industry May Promote Uniformity

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a voluntary Request for Information (“RFI”) on June 9, 2022, regarding best practices for battery recycling and labeling guidelines. 87 Fed. Reg. 35,202. The...more

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New EU Battery Regulation – Additional challenges for companies

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On 10 December 2020, the European Commission published a proposal for a new EU Regulation concerning batteries and waste batteries ("Battery Regulation"). The Battery Regulation is part of the European Green Deal and aims to...more

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Mexico Closes Its Lithium Sector To Private Investments

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On April 18, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador (AMLO) sent a bill to the country’s congress to amend the Mining Law to restrict private investment in the lithium industry and ensure that the Mexican government...more

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Lithium Prices Surge on Increased Battery Demands

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Good news: The demand for electric vehicles continues to surge to record highs. Bad news: Making electric vehicles is getting a lot more expensive, even faster than projected....more

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Department of Energy Announces Domestic Battery Strategy

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On Friday, March 18, Energy Secretary, Jenner Granholm announced a program to develop lithium batteries in the United States as a part of a broader strategy to help Appalachia amid a transition away from coal. The lithium...more

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Dentons Flashpoint - February 22, 2022

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Key Takeaways - Russia begins first stage of the invasion of Ukraine. Western governments announce new sanctions on Russia and breakaway Ukrainian regions. New research indicates Omicron subvariant BA.2 may cause more...more

King & Spalding

Infrastructure Bill Paves the Way for New Energy Investments and Technology

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In November 2021, “[t]he United States House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a once-in-generation bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create millions of jobs, turn the climate crisis...more

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As the Electric Vehicle Industry Continues To Grow, Potential Tariff Classification Issues Will Rise

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The components and products that are used in the assembly of EVs are critical to the deployment and functionality of EVs and their global supply chain. In particular, the proper Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States...more

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Can EV Production Thrive in Spite of US "China Tariffs"?

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Through Section 301, "China Tariffs," the United States Trade Representative (USTR) imposes additional ad valorem tariffs rates between 7.5% and 25% on the majority of Chinese-origin products, including lithium-ion batteries,...more

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Strategic IP Considerations of Batteries and Energy Storage Solutions

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The lithium-ion battery, introduced commercially in 1991, revolutionized the consumer electronics industry. Compared with older battery technologies, the lithium-ion battery was lightweight and compact, had high energy...more

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The Interprovincial Treaty Concerning the Regional Development of the Lithium Sector

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On October 5, 2021, the leading provinces of the lithium industry in Argentina, Salta, Jujuy, and Catamarca, signed the interprovincial treaty (the “Treaty”) which creates the Lithium Mining Region to promote the economic and...more

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LG Chem Secures a Second Look at Jurisdictional Issues in NJ Vape Battery Suit

The New Jersey Appellate Division has held that Korean company LG Chem Ltd. (“LG Chem”)will have another opportunity to dispute New Jersey’s jurisdiction over it in a product liability lawsuit concerning a vaping device...more

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Department of Energy Issues National Blueprint for Lithium-Ion Batteries 2021-2030

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As part of a larger effort to secure domestic supply chains for critical industries, on June 8, the Department of Energy (DOE) released its National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries, 2021-2030. The DOE established a vision for...more

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Biden Administration Aims to Fix “Structural Weaknesses” in Key Supply Chains and Rolls Out National Blueprint for Lithium Ion...

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The White House released a report on June 8, 2021, detailing the findings and recommendations of a crucial supply chains review ordered by US President Joe Biden in February. The order directed the examination of...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

ORNL Uncovers Greener Method To Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries

On June 1, 2021, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced that its scientists have developed a novel solvent that results in a more efficient process to recover valuable materials from used lithium-ion batteries....more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Breaking up the Patent Monopoly for the Benefit of Batteries

The patent monopoly is at odds with the global need for battery storage technology. As the world mobilizes towards climate change solutions, companies with battery patents will face increasing pressure to share this critical...more

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights - January 2020 #3

Energy Blockchain’s Most Obvious Use Case is Not What You Think - "Instead, a select group of blockchain companies is finding success with a focus on certificates of origin, helping demonstrate the provenance of renewable...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - January 2020

Energy Infrastructure Attacks are ‘Probable’: Oil Traders Fear Supply Disruptions in the Middle East - "A dramatic escalation of geopolitical tensions will most likely result in an unplanned oil supply shortage in the...more

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Takeaways from the 2019 Solar + Storage Midwest Conference for the Ohio Solar Sector

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In November 2019, the Solar Energy Industries Alliance (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Association (SEPA) hosted the Solar + Storage Midwest Conference. (This conference was formerly named the “Solar Power Midwest”...more

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Battery Supply Chain

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The market is buzzing with speculation and activity across the battery supply chain - With the World Economic Forum pegging the global battery market to be worth around US$100 billion by 2025, understanding the emerging...more

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