E-waste in the Transition to a Clean Economy

Recording: E-waste in the Transition to a Clean Economy, Date TBA

The world is undergoing a clean-energy transition that will dramatically shift how our economy operates - reducing emissions, increasing efficiencies, and creating new jobs. A negative and often overlooked dimension of this change is the creation of more waste from clean energy use, such as through solar photovoltaics, wind turbines, and batteries. The energy transition brings a new reckoning with the state of electronic waste and end-of-life collection. Policy and innovation can bring about new methods for dealing with waste from clean energy technologies to reduce, reuse, and sometimes eliminate the creation of e-waste in the transition to a clean economy. This panel will explore the current challenges and opportunities for end-of-life considerations for clean energy technologies.

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Taylor Curtis

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Tom Romanoff

Bipartisan Policy Center

Jesse Simons


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