Renewable or Mining Bonanza ?

A single electric-car battery weighs about 1,000 pounds and requires 500,000 lbs of raw materials to be moved.

EV's now weigh 500 + lbs MORE than other vehicles on the roads. 

More than 90% of the world’s solar panels are built in Asia on coal-heavy electric grids. 121 gigawatts worth which is more than every other country's coal plants COMBINED

China and India have over 10,000 coal fired power plants.

Building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete and 45 tons of non-recyclable plastic.

Solar power requires even more cement, steel, glass, & land. 

Global silver and indium mining will jump 250% and 1,200% respectively over the next couple of decades to provide the materials necessary to meet expected solar "demand."

Lithium, cobalt, manganese, are heavily used in batteries. The most abundant source is "mined" from brine water. 

These mines are located in child labor driven countries.

That means finding more "water sources" depleting reservoirs. 

Oil and Gas Produced water i.e. brine/salt water is produced at a 4x - 6x rate for each barrel of oil. There's lithium in FRACKING ! 

To meet the additional 7.8 million MW/day to charge all EVs (assuming all vehicles replaced with EVs) there would need to be an additional 9,750 natural gas power plants. (800 MW/ plant/day)

A solar panel averages 4 lbs/sqft with a cost of $2.91/watt or $2,910/kw

So a home with a 12kw systems would cost $34,900

Roof's would need to be covered completely with panels and most older homes wouldn't suffice due to weight.