2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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This ranking puts the United States near the back of the industrialized nations, behind France (2 nd ), the United Kingdom (6 th ), Germany (13 th ), Italy (16 th ), Japan (20 th ), and Canada (25 th ). EPI and Global Sustainability Data.

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Roskill: graphite prices could push higher on tightening markets for batteries & electrodes

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First, environmental plant closures in the raw material coal needle coke industry hampered the production of graphite electrodes. Roskill forecasts that global sales of EVs and hybrid vehicles will increase rapidly in the coming years and could account for 69% of all motor vehicle sales by 2027. China remains the center of the graphite industry. In the electrode industry, China is on the brink of a rapid shift to EAF steel production.

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