MADRID- Spain will ask for a first loan worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) from the European Union's Recovery and Resilience Facility to finance a plan to build electric cars, according to the draft 2022 budget submitted to parliament on Wednesday.
Spain is entitled to around 140 billion euros, half in grants and half in loans, until 2026 to help revive the economy, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government plans to invest 4.3 billion euros to kick-start the production of electric vehicles and batteries.
Car batteries = Lithium Mining – Lithium mining faces huge resistance in Portugal and SPAIN – The EU wants to become more independent when it comes to lithium supplies. Lithium mines are now planned in Spain and Portugal, home to the bloc's largest reserves. But local resistance is growing
Learn about the Health Threat of EMFs from Electric Cars
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by: Aaron Turpen
(NewsTarget) There has been a fair amount of buzz on the Internet speculating whether or not the emergence of electric vehicles (hybrids, battery electrics, etc.) will lead to a rash of sickness and death from electromagnetic fields (EMFs). These concerns are largely unfounded based on simple examination of the facts on how EMFs and electric cars themselves operate.
The first thing to understand is how EMFs are created and how their resulting radiation (called EMR) affects humans. There are many types of EMF and most of them create some kind of EMR.1 EMRs come in two types: ionizing and non-ionizing. For electric vehicles, the non-ionizing types are the ones of note. Ionizing EMF radiation comes from X-rays and other high-frequency emissions, not from standard electrical devices.
The two types of electricity that we use (alternating and direct currents, or AC / DC) have different properties in the types of EMF they create. AC creates much larger EMFs and much more EMR than does DC power.
The new law is aimed at preventing the grid from suffering excessive strain, but it makes one wonder what the point of owning these cars is if, as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says, the chargers that give them life at people’s homes and workplaces might not function for “up to nine hours a day.”
When the law goes into effect on May 30, 2022, all of the chargers installed in homes must be smart chargers that are connected to the Internet so that their functions can be limited between the hours of 8 and 11 in the morning and 4 and 10 in the evening. On top of the nine hours per day of scheduled downtime, authorities will have the power to impose what are being described as “randomized delays” of 30 minutes on the individual chargers in particular areas to avoid grid spikes. Public use chargers, however, would be exempt from the new law.
According to the RAC, charging a car like the 3.6kW Renault Zoe can take up to seven hours, which means owners would have to plan their time carefully to ensure their car is charged given the nine – and possibly more – hours during which charging would not be allowed.
The government cited the fact that 14 million electric vehicles are projected to be on U.K. roads by 2030 and many of these will be plugged into home chargers during peak hours, which they say will put the grid under “excessive strain” as people return home from work and plug their cars in.
(Natural News) Driving an electric vehicle around town is a source of pride for many climate fanatics who’ve convinced themselves that this “green” choice in transportation makes them the second coming of some kind of climate “christ.” But little do many of these virtue signalers realize that flaunting around in a Tesla or Prius actually signals that you’re completely oblivious to the human rights abuses that had to occur so you could pretend to “save the planet.”
Every electric vehicle out there contains a high-capacity battery inside it that more than likely contains cobalt, a somewhat rare-earth mineral that typically comes from one of two countries: Australia or the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). And in reality, most cobalt comes from the DRC, where it’s dirt cheap thanks to child slave labor.
As it turns out, it’s super affordable for car manufacturers to pay underage children $9 per day “on good days,” according to one child cobalt laborer in the DRC, than to pay the higher wages that Australian cobalt workers typically receive. Thus, most “green” vehicles are built on the backs of these child laborers in the DRC, many of which are seriously injured or killed while working in these dangerous conditions.
Smartphone owners are equally as guilty of having their lives made more convenient and “tech-savvy” by cheap slave labor far from America’s shores. Anything that runs on a lithium-ion battery, which is most electronics these days, probably came from metals that were strip-mined by little kids in Africa.
“Our luxuries are necessarily someone else’s sacrifice – and sometimes that sacrifice is the ultimate one,” explains Zero Hedge. “The EV and electronics revolutions have come at a steep human cost: a boom in child labor in the DRC as child cobalt miners offer battery makers and Big Tech cheap labor.”
International Rights Advocates is suing Tesla, Apple, Dell, Microsoft, and Alphabet (Google) for committing human rights violations....