November 24, 2022 | Electric cars are not Green | The claims of politicians about electric cars are built on magical thinking. Marketing for electric vehicles never mentions the fact that 500,000 lbs of minerals and rock has to be mined somewhere on Earth in order to make a single electric car vehicle battery. Mining is an extremely polluting and environmentally destructive activity that requires enormous amounts of fossil fuel.
Another inconvenient fact is that mining usually takes place in nations with the least environmental regulations and ingredients for batteries are often mined in places that enslave people and use child labor.
Our energy systems are being designed by bureaucrats instead of by engineers. This means more expensive and less reliable energy, with more harmful environmental impacts. -JD
Electric Cars: Inconvenient Facts | By John Stossel |
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