Volt Rush by Henry Sanderson audiobook

Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green

By Henry Sanderson

Blackstone Publishing 9780861543755

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 09/13/2022

    ISBN: 9798212155021

  • Available on 09/13/2022

    ISBN: 9798212155014

  • Available on 09/13/2022

    ISBN: 9798212155038

Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the twentieth century, wealth and power was dictated by access to oil. This century will have different kingmakers, perhaps different wars.

We depend on a handful of metals and rare earths to power our phones and computers. Increasingly, we rely on them to power our cars and our homes. Whoever controls these finite commodities will become rich beyond imagining.

Sanderson journeys to meet the characters, companies, and nations scrambling for the new resources, linking remote mines in the Congo and Chile’s Atacama Desert to giant Chinese battery factories, shadowy commodity traders, secretive billionaires, and a new generation of scientists attempting to solve the dilemma of a ‘greener’ world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The urgency of a green transition means the world faces new power struggles over access to scarce metals and minerals. Sanderson carefully walks us through the minefields that are the world’s finite supplies of lithium, cobalt, and nickel and reveals with startling immediacy the Machiavellian machinations for control over these precious resources. A riveting guide to our perilous future.” Ann Pettifor, author of The Case for the Green New Deal
“This is a terrific book. Henry Sanderson brings alive one of the most fateful questions of our time: Who will control the resources that power a post-carbon world? What makes the book so compelling is the cast of colorful characters he meets and the insightful judgements he makes.” James Kynge, editor at Financial Times China

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Author

Author Bio: Henry Sanderson

Author Bio: Henry Sanderson

Henry Sanderson has covered commodities and mining for the Financial Times in London for over six years, and has written widely about the resource implications of our move towards clean energy. He was previously a reporter in China for Bloomberg, where he co-authored an academic book about China’s state capitalism and its largest overseas lender, China’s Superbank. A Chinese speaker, he has been interviewed by the BBC, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, and Charlie Rose.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Audience: Adult
Language: English