Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. They are so much better for the environment. At least that’s what we have been told, but is this correct?
On his TV special, Glenn Beck explained how electric vehicles (EVs) might not actually be the environmental solution we’ve been led to believe. In fact, they may not be a solution at all.
Glenn shared a recent article from LiveScience that reported:
He next shared an article from The Greenage, which stated:
Noting how electric vehicles and other fossil-fuel alternatives require the use of mined minerals like lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, and nickel, among others, Glenn quoted an International Energy Agency report that warned reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement “would mean a quadrupling of mineral requirements for clean energy technologies by 2040. An even faster transition, to hit net-zero globally by 2050, would require six times more mineral inputs in 2040 than today.”
“Can [you] predict which country is the world leader in processing the minerals needed for these batteries? Right, China,” Glenn stated. “The average EV requires over 200 kilograms of minerals. The average gas vehicle requires 40 kilograms of minerals, mostly copper. A single EV has 22 pounds of lithium in it … yet another way that the green reset of American energy is putting us all at the mercy of Communist China.”
“Oh, and remember during the Obama administration when the world was gonna end’ over fracking?” Glenn asked. “Well, the Institute for Energy Research now says, and I quote, ‘Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.'”
Watch the video clip from Wednesday night’s episode of “Glenn TV” below for more details:
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