So I use a few batteries. I have a nifty recharger and put rechargeable AA’s into a few gadgets. I have a few more batteries than I need so that I don’t have to be anal about recharging all the time. But acquire a few more gadgets and suddenly there are no spare batteries in circulation.
So! The other day I noticed lithium AA batteries at the store. Ah! I thought. I bet those will last even longer than the ones I have now, and would be a worthy addition to my battery circulation scheme! After all, the lithium battery in the camera lasts wayyy longer than the previous type, they use these for electric cars, yada yada.
That should be the end of the story. Except for the fact that the other day, while using the lithium batteries, my gadget crapped out. What the?!? Well no prob, I’ll just recharge 'em. No results. I looked at the fine print to discover that these are not rechargeable lithium AA batteries!. And they didn’t even last that long in the first place.
Who in their right mind would make disposable lithium batteries??? Do these people not understand that lithium is a rare earth metal, and that it is severely uncool to create a process that moves it into landfills after a single use? Having a nice supply of this material will help with the goal of mass producing ev’s, as they make for such high-quality, lightweight rechargeable batteries. Energizer isn’t helping!
In fact, they must be on the same axis of evil as GM (the ultimate foot-dragger in ev production, certainly because they have major oil interests. (And don’t put the Volt in my face, it’s bullshit!)) and George W (remember, the guy who perverted national policy to benefit oil interests?). You know, the axis of evil that would thwart movement away from fossil fuels to make a buck and damn the consequences.
Fine! I think I’ve already made up my mind. Theirs is blatantly irresponsible corporate behavior. I don’t think I’ll be doing any more business with Energizer. What’s that, Energizer? You don’t care? Well screw you :mad: