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Lithium mining: Accelerating the transition to sustainable energy

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  • Sterba, Jiri
  • Krzemień, Alicja
  • Riesgo Fernández, Pedro
  • Escanciano García-Miranda, Carmen
  • Fidalgo Valverde, Gregorio

Abstract

In the actual context of climate change threats, lithium batteries fulfil lot of expectations in order to achieve a cleaner and more sustainable solution for transports, embodied by electric vehicles. According to different studies that identified a noticeable discrepancy between consumption and production, undersupply should be expected until 2045 in the European Union. Thus, ensuring lithium supply for the growth of energy-sustainable industrialised countries is crucial, and different approaches should be undertaken as for the purpose of technological transition, time matters.

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  • Sterba, Jiri & Krzemień, Alicja & Riesgo Fernández, Pedro & Escanciano García-Miranda, Carmen & Fidalgo Valverde, Gregorio, 2019. "Lithium mining: Accelerating the transition to sustainable energy," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 416-426.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:62:y:2019:i:c:p:416-426
    DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2019.05.002
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    1. Riesgo García, María Victoria & Krzemień, Alicja & Sáiz Bárcena, Lourdes Cecilia & Diego Álvarez, Isidro & Castañón Fernández, César, 2019. "Scoping studies of rare earth mining investments: Deciding on further project developments," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 64(C).

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