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Not enough lithium for electric car batteries

Vikström, H., Davidsson, S., Höök, M. 2013. Lithium availability and future production outlooks. Applied Energy, 110(10): 252-266. 28 pages [ This is by far the best paper explaining lithium reserves, lithium chemistry, recycling, political implications, and more. I’ve left out … Continue reading

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Peak Lithium

Bardi, Ugo. 2014. Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet. Chelsea Green Publishing. Ugo Bardi (2014), in his book “Extracted” points out that even the minerals needed for nuclear fusion are finite, and the “infinitely abundant … Continue reading

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