Patty L’Abbate, Senator of the Italian Republic (XVIII legislature), 13th Permanent Commission (Territory, environment, environmental goods). PhD in Economics and Management of Natural Resources, scholar of Nicholas Georgescu Roegen and member of the International Association of Ecological Economists (ISEE) and scientific association Rete Italiana LCA. She has been dealing with sustainability and systemic approach for many years. Her main research topics are: environmental accounting, Life Cycle Thinking, I/O analysis in physical units, circular economy and eco-innovation. Author of the Small-Size vanadium redox flow batteries: an environmental sustainability analysis via LCA, in the book Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems and Sustainable Energy Technologies, published by Springer. Her papers are published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, International journal of hydrogen energy, Land Use Policy.