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About James Ayre

James Ayre 's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

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EV Battery Raw Material Shortages To Limit EV Market Growth? (Germany’s Largest Auto Association Warns Of It, + BNEF’s Response)

December 12th, 2017 | by James Ayre

A possible electric vehicle battery raw material shortage could limit the planned growth of the sector over the coming years, an exec at Germany's largest auto industry association, BDI, has been quoted as saying. The warning from BDI's head of security and raw materials, Matthias Wachter, posits that demand for electric vehicles is growing faster than production capacity and thus that raw material bottlenecks may emerge relatively soon owing to resource market realities

Concerns About Safety Of Pipeline Weights Raised By Regulators Investigating Recent Keystone Oil Spill

December 11th, 2017 | by James Ayre

An investigation into the causes of the recent TransCanada Keystone pipeline oil spill on November 16 has raised serious questions about the widespread use of weights on pipelines, regulators have revealed. To be more specific, a report from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration stated that the recent Keystone oil spill in South Dakota may have been caused by a weight that was put in place during the construction of the pipeline back in

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