It’s changing times in the energy sector, with abundant opportunities to be at the leading edge of emerging markets. This article sounds a wakeup call to the European Union, encouraging it to build out a lithium-ion industry of its own before East Asian manufacturers move in. Although the authors focus on what’s good for the EU as opposed to what’s good for the world, their article provides a valuable starting point for entrepreneurs, established industries and investors interested in gaining a toehold in markets spurred by efforts to decarbonize the automotive industry.
About the Authors
Martin Beuse and Tobias Schmidt are with the Energy Politics Group and Vanessa Wood is with the Materials and Device Engineering Group at the science and technology university, ETH Zürich.