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Wind Energy Deployment and the Relevance of Rare Earths

An Economic Analysis

Authors: Brumme, Anja

  • Publication in the field of Economic Studies
  • The relevance of rare earth elements for wind turbines
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The worldwide deployment of wind power plants is soaring. Yet the availability of their construction materials could be a potential bottleneck. As rare earth elements represent the most critical materials, Anja Brumme provides a market analysis of rare earths, ascertaining that geological scarcity is not the main problem. Instead, the author identifies four kinds of market failure: market power, co-production, by-production and negative externalities. It becomes apparent that the market for rare earth metals is in a state of severe disequilibrium. Subsequently, her estimate of future rare earth demand patterns based on the wind power industry by 2050 reveals that the current level of supply is unlikely to be sufficient in the long run. To allow for a more elaborate analysis, the author suggests two options of including a rare earth side condition in an integrated assessment model.

About the authors

Anja Brumme has studied European Studies and Economics and is currently working as a research assistant at the Chair of Economic Policy at Chemnitz University of Technology.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Classification of wind power technologies

    Brumme, Anja

    Pages 3-15

  • Market analysis of rare earth elements

    Brumme, Anja

    Pages 17-48

  • Estimates for future rare earth requirements from wind power deployment

    Brumme, Anja

    Pages 49-62

  • Application to ReMIND-R

    Brumme, Anja

    Pages 63-75

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-658-04913-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-658-04912-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wind Energy Deployment and the Relevance of Rare Earths
Book Subtitle
An Economic Analysis
Authors
Series Title
BestMasters
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-04913-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-04913-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-04912-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 87
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations
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