Sustainable minerals and metals for a low carbon future

Sovacool, Benjamin K, Ali, Saleem H, Bazilian, Morgan, Radley, Ben, Nemery, Benoit, Okatz, Julia and Mulvaney, Dustin (2020) Sustainable minerals and metals for a low carbon future. Science, 367 (6473). pp. 30-33. ISSN 1095-9203

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Abstract

Climate change mitigation will create new natural resource and supply chain opportunities and dilemmas, as substantial amounts of raw materials will be required to build new low carbon energy devices and infrastructure (1). Between 2015 and 2050, the global electric vehicle stock needs to jump from 1.2 million light-duty passenger cars to 965 million passenger cars; battery storage capacity needs to climb from 0.5 gigawatt -hours (GWh) to 12,380 GWh; and the amount of installed solar PV capacity must rise from 223 gigawatts (GW) to over 7,100 GW (2). The materials and metals demanded by a low-carbon economy will be immense. (3).

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE170 Environmental policy
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
Depositing User: Francisco Dominguez
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 08:25
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2020 14:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/88763

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