How salt and sand could replace lithium batteries
The lithium-ion battery has powered us for decades. But for a renewable future, we need a new solution—and fast. So what are our options?
CORRECTION: In the video, at 05:40, we say lithium-ion batteries can only store energy for under four hours. This is incorrect. Four hours is the discharge duration that is currently economically viable.
We’re destroying our environment at an alarming rate. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means. We look at the big and the small: What we can do and how the system needs to change. Every Friday we’ll take a truly global look at how to get us out of this mess.
Reporter: Beina Xu
Video Editor: Tomas Rosenberg
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