Tesla Seeks a Sustainable Way to Mine for Nickel

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By Tobias Carroll If you journey to the southeastern tip of New Caledonia, you’ll find yourself in the Goro nickel mine. Given that New Caledonia is home to some of the world’s largest deposits of nickel, and given that nickel is a crucial part of the batteries used in electric vehicles, it’s not hard to see why Goro is quite active these days. But it’s also a site abounding with contradictions — not the least of which is that the practices of mining nickel have not historically been the most sustainable of methods. In recent years, New Caledonia has had a very high rate of emissions, in fact….

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