Governor Wolf is attempting to “clean up” Pennsylvania’s emissions. His new Executive Order will require 25% of government vehicles to be replaced by electric vehicle by 2025. The big push for this change is mostly financially motivated, as it is projected to gain the state just under 3 billion dollars in subsidies due to a reduction in vehicular and greenhouse gas emissions. Major cities such as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are doing their best to stay ahead of the curve. Other benefits include lower greenhouse gas emissions and a speculation that respiratory disease might be reduced.
Move over lithium, there’s about to be a revolution in how energy is stored and it’s about to get bigger and better than ever before. Vanadium might not be new to the scene in general as its presence in steel has grown over the years. Vanadium steel is lighter and stronger than other metal alloys and is currently used in airplanes, cars, and rocket engines. In fact, Vanadium steel is used in about 43% of cars but estimated to increase to 85% of cars by 2025. The price of Vanadium has risen 300% since 2015 and the upward tick just might continue.