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A scarcity of critical materials for green energy technology

In the future, global demand for critical materials will be higher than current supplies and this puts the EU in a vulnerable position.

Scientists at the JRC have analysed the materials used in the production of wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles and have found that there will be severe supply issues for some critical materials in the future. How can we manage this dilemma?

Find out more on JRC activities on raw materials.

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