The ELF’s Techno-Sustainability Series is built on the assumption that technology is our ally in tackling climatic and environmental challenges. New and existing technologies are the pivotal point around which to construct the whole discussion about sustainability in Europe.
Author: Francesco Cappelletti, Policy and Research Officer, European Liberal Forum
Batteries represent a challenge and an opportunity for energy transition projects in Europe. While they play the central role of enablers of the sustainable transition in energy storage, problems in the supply chain of materials and components, and a strong dependency on foreign markets could put the sustainable transition at risk. While targeted investments are needed to revive the energy storage market and industries, existing technologies can be used for a made-in-Europe supply chain while also avoiding legislative bottlenecks.