Make no mistake. There is zero evidence that “green energy” – electric vehicles, windmill farms and solar panels – is actually green at all. Producing these machines is very energy intensive – energy that is largely provided by fossil fuels. What is worse is that all require massive land use in the form of mining and generation, leading to severe degradation of the environment. Finally, there is no evidence that the end result, such as the electric vehicle, actually uses less energy than the traditional alternatives.
The other day GM pledged to sell only electric vehicles by 2035. no doubt virtue signaling to the new corrupt or not very bright leaders in the federal government. Some actual experts view this a pure fantasy. First off, the CO2 footprint of electric vehicles from creation to end of use is greater than combustion engine cars. So they do nothing to address “climate change”. Second, new fossil fuel or nuclear powerplants will have to be built to provide the electricity necessary, something the greenies oppose. Finally there is the battery problem. Car batteries require large amounts of lithium and other rare earth metals to function. These materials are RARE (thus the name), expensive to mine and cause tremendous environmental damage. So, massive fleets of EV’s will never come to pass. When the leftist elites say they want a “clean energy” future what they really mean is that only those with the power and money (like themselves) will be allowed to have cars, travel extensively or fly on planes. Modes of transportation will be dramatically restricted through government fiat or expense all in the name of “saving the planet”. This is the leftists Utopia: freedom for the elites and misery for all others.