What are we reading? May 19, 2022

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

 

Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

The greening of global power grids is going to require building better batteries to store renewable energy and developing better battery technology that does not rely on raw materials concentrated in places lorded over by politically unsavory regimes. Here are a couple of encouraging possibilities in the 21st century's better battery land:

•Harnessing the power of gravity, of which there is an ample supply. – BBC

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220511-can-gravity-batteries-solve-our-energy-storage-problems

 

•Harnessing the power of quantum simulations, which has huge untapped potential. – Discover Magazine

https://www.discovermagazine.com/technology/how-quantum-simulations-are-set-to-revolutionize-lithium-batteries

 

Emma Crawford, online editor:

Could this be a lost decade for U.S. stocks? Value investor and GMO co-founder Jeremy Grantham said the markets are currently in a bubble similar to what we saw in 2000, and the S&P500 could see declines of 40% or more this year, followed by multiple years of further declines. – Markets Insider

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/jeremy-grantham-stock-market-bubble-outlook-dot-com-bubble-again-2022-5