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More Transitions, Less Risk: How Renewable Energy Reduces Risks from Mining, Trade and Political Dependence
An emerging perspective in U.S. public discourse claims that a buildout of renewable electricity would exacerbate supply risks, mining intensity, and import dependence. This ScienceDirect article from fellow Jim Krane and graduate student Robert Idel contends the opposite is true, demonstrating how transitioning to renewables hugely reduces the materials, mining and political risk involved compared to coal.
Jim Krane September 9, 2021