Towards a European rule on the carbon footprint of batteries


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ETH Zurich’s top energy, technology and climate researchers engaged in an informed debate about the European regulation that sets an upper carbon footprint limit for European markets.

The limits, which will be established this year, will come into force in 2027 and will apply to electric vehicle batteries and stationary batteries over 2 kilowatt hours (kWh) of storage capacity. In a Science article examining this topic, the researchers predict that any throughput-based design option to quantify the carbon footprint of batteries might fall short of their expectations and do more harm than good.

The regulation could play a pioneering role in climate change Politics. Experience in this area can also prove invaluable for non-European regulators and for the regulatory design of products that share characteristics with batteries. Europe’s consideration of the carbon footprint of complex and versatile technologies will therefore be closely monitored internationally.

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More information:
Leopold Peiseler et al, Towards a European rule on the carbon footprint of batteries, Science (2022). DOI: 10.1126/science.abp9505

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