Why?May 25, 2021 Tim WorstallMetals8 CommentsThe ambition is a fully circular economy, previousCatalans are indeed differentnextFrom an American Professor 8 thoughts on “Why?” Steve May 25, 2021 at 10:47 am Circles are pointless Tim the Coder May 25, 2021 at 11:05 am ? If recycling were perfect, 100%, you could stand still in a ‘circular’ way perhaps. But from where would you source the expensive metals for 500 million EV and 100 trillion batteries for when the wind isn’t blowing? That’s all new requirement, and is going to need some really big mines. Should make the Greens happy. Grikath May 25, 2021 at 11:44 am Do these people also plug perpetuum mobile devices? Arthur the cat May 25, 2021 at 11:44 am Because circular economies are the latest “must have” fashion. One day, if we’re lucky, an understanding of Econ 101 will become fashionable. philip May 25, 2021 at 11:57 am The First Decree of the Green New Deal will be to abolish the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Total freedom awaits, comrades! Dennis, Climate-Change Denying Fruitcake May 25, 2021 at 12:18 pm The green energy revolution is heavily reliant on raw materials, such as cobalt and lithium, which are currently mainly sourced by mining. We must carefully evaluate acceptable supplies for these metals to ensure that green technologies are beneficial for both people and planet. And what if there aren’t enough “acceptable” supplies? What then? John B May 25, 2021 at 12:59 pm Green Revolution: new technologies spontaneously and voluntarily replace current because they have something better to offer. Enforced replacement of current technology at great expense with older technology, enforced because it is less efficient and offers less not more, was when last tried called the Bolshevik Revolution or Chinese version, the Great Leap Forward. MrVeryAngry May 26, 2021 at 11:59 am And tomorrow we’ll have perpetual motion… Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.