Geo: When climate protection destroys nature: About the dark side of the energy transition


According to Geo, importing the raw materials much needed to protect the climate helps to improve the energy and environmental balance, but puts a strain on the exporting countries. Furthermore, mining in the south is much more destructive than in industrialised countries with stricter regulations. As such, Benedikt Sobotka, CEO of Eurasian Resources Group, believes it is hypocritical if people in these countries buy an electric car and put solar cells on their roof, but do not mind that raw materials needed to produce them are often coming from environmentally hazardous mines and smelting plants in Indonesia, China, Bolivia: link

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