Sustainability perspectives on lithium-ion batteries

@article{Babbitt2020SustainabilityPO,
  title={Sustainability perspectives on lithium-ion batteries},
  author={Callie W. Babbitt},
  journal={Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy},
  year={2020},
  pages={1-2}
}
  • Callie W. Babbitt
  • Published 6 July 2020
  • Environmental Science
  • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy
For the last four years, I have had the immense privilege of serving as an Associate Editor for Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. This opportunity has provided a front-row seat to compelling research aimed at solving global sustainability challenges and a chance to correspond with and learn from authors and reviewers from around the world. The experience has also provided a fascinating education on the scholarly publishing domain and on a wide array of clean technology topics, from… 

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