Emerging waste streams: Opportunities and challenges of the clean energy transition from a circular economy perspective

This briefing by the European Environment Agency focuses on the waste aspect of three main renewable energy infrastructure types: solar PV cells for electricity production, wind turbines and batteries for energy storage. This briefing describes the nature and scale of the circular economy aspects, the opportunities and challenges that the deployment of these three technologies brings and how policy can help drive the changes to achieve the best environmental outcome.

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