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.

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."

These mines are located in child labor driven countries.

It's estimated that there are 600,000 kids in Africa mining the metals and minerals. 

China uses concentration camps to mine 70% of the worlds "rare Earth metals."

 

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