Mineral Resources Economy 1
Context and Issues
1. Auflage Oktober 2021
272 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
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The constant increase in the consumption of mineral resources, as well as the growing awareness of their exploitation, is causing deep concern within the scientific community. This concern is justified by the fact that the energy transition will increase the pressure on these resources, as renewable energies require an increased and more diversified quantity of mineral materials.
This book presents an overview of the exploitation of these mineral resources, where the natural, regulatory and environmental constraints interfere with economic, financial and geopolitical interests. By mobilizing the fields of the humanities, geosciences and engineering, it also analyzes the challenges that the energy transition will encounter, challenges related to the contradictory effects that the acceleration of the extraction of these resources will have on their physical availability, the economies that exploit them and the populations that live off of them
Xavier Galiegue is associate professor in economics at the University of Orléans and a member of the Orléans Laboratory of Economics (LEO) in France.