The BBC reported yesterday in its news item entitled “Move to net zero ‘inevitably means more mining'” that “Replacing the estimated 1.4 billion internal combustion engine vehicles worldwide would need 40 times these quantities [metals for batteries including rare earths], and that’s before the metal and mineral requirements of all the wind turbines and solar farms are considered.” Even worse, the West has a huge dependency on China for rare earth metals.
“Green New Deal” ? More like “Dirty New Deal” ?