Low Carbon Transition
By Bill Ritter Jr., Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University
How will clean energy remake geopolitics? Listen to this podcast to hear how The Economist sees this critical area evolving.
Rapid growth in the market for electric vehicles is imperative, to meet global targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, to improve air quality [...]
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) identifies 23 minerals that will be critical to the development and deployment of solar panels, wind [...]
In this paper, the authors explore the possible evolution of four scenarios of copper demand in Europe to 2050.
Clean energy technologies generally require more minerals than their fossil fuel-based counterparts.
This report explores how the planet can meet the demand for the minerals which will be needed to deliver on the clean energy [...]
The cost of electrifying the UK's cars
Can we achieve economic growth and global prosperity whilst simultaneously reducing – or even reversing – the environmental degradation caused by extracting the [...]
An analysis of how the shift to a cleaner energy system could impact mineral demand
The European Commission sets out its vision for a climate-neutral EU.
We can't create new land and new energy systems at the click of a mouse. And as we sit, exchanging free ideas with [...]
This study aims at estimating the future demand for raw materials in wind turbines and solar PV following several decarbonisation scenarios.
The authors put forward their vision for how batteries can contribute to sustainable development and climate change mitigation over the coming decade.
Comparing Environmental, Social, and Economic Impacts of Supplying Base Metals from Land Ores and Seafloor Polymetallic Nodules.
Metals are a key enabler of economic development and human progress, and a requirement for the expansion of clean energy.
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