7 San Diego J. Climate & Energy L. 167 (2015-2016)
The Dirty Effects of Clean Energy Technology: Supportive Regulations to Promote Recycling of Lithium Ion Vehicle Batteries

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      The Dirty Effects of Clean Energy

  Technology: Supportive Regulations to

      Promote Recycling of Lithium Ion

                   Vehicle Batteries







                        LIZ HARLAND*




                        TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.    B A CK G RO U N D  .......................................................................................... 168
II.   THE NEED FOR RECYCLING LITHIUM VEHICLE BATTERIES ....................... 171
I1l.  THE CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH RECYCLING LITHIUM
      V EHICLE  B ATTERIES  ................................................................................ 174
IV.   THE BATTERY RECYCLING PROCESS CAN BE BOTH PROFITABLE
      AND ENVIRONMENTALLY   CONSCIOUS ...................................................... 177
      A.  Tesla Motors and Umicore's Closed-Loop Battery
          R ecycling  System   ........................................................................... 177
      B.  Producer Responsibility and the European Union 's Approach
          to Environm ental Regulations ........................................................ 179
V.    SUPPORTIVE REGULATIONS CAN MAKE A PROFITABLE
      AND ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY RECYCLING PROCESS
      A C H IEV A BLE  ............................................................................................ 182
      A . B attery  D esign  ............................................................................... 184
      B.  D ismantling  Information ................................................................ 185
      C . P artnership s  ................................................................................... 186
      D . A dditional R & D   ............................................................................. 187
V I.  C O N CLUSIO N  ........................................................................................... 188


*    Liz Harland. J.D. 2016, University of San Diego School of Law.

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