The Green energy transition means we will need roughly 700 million metric tons of copperWritten by Donna Hancock Subject: Environment
The Green energy transition means we will need (https://t.me/CIG_telegram/23170) roughly 700 million metric tons of copper within the next 22 years, the equivalent of the entire history of copper mining.
The EU plans to build 18 GW of wind power per year, but it will need (https://t.me/CIG_telegram/23409) an additional 6,300 metric tons of copper per year throughout 2022-2026.
??Recycled copper can't be used for wind turbine cathodes
?? Blasting copper mining requires ammonium nitrate made from natural gas and oil.
According to a study commissioned by Eurometaux
Europe's Metals shortage during green transition goals, Europe will need (https://t.me/CIG_telegram/23120)*:
?? Lithium: 35x more
?? RareEarths: 7-26x more
?? Nickel: 2x more
?? Copper: 1/3 more