New electric car charging station burned down on boulevard de Suisse, in Toulouse, this Thursday, November 10.
Energy is their future. Fossil or renewable, and especially nuclear, imported or not, production is always increasing, defining our needs and ruining lives.
The French state wants to stay in the race of energy markets. The restructuring of the car fleet is one of them, with the announced plan for 2030 of 2 million electric cars; this means new lithium mines, whole fields of photovoltaic panels and windmills, cities closed to all those who cannot afford to buy the new Zoe or a Tesla. If the planned goal of 100,000 electric charging stations has not been reached this year, it may be because this future is only of interest to car shareholders and a few hypertechnology enthusiasts. Since this summer, several recently installed charging stations have been destroyed in Toulouse, one of the test cities of the LEZ (low emission zone subject to the crit’air sticker). We participated in this resistance. The LEZ is an ecological decoy and a social injustice. Because we do not see a transition but an accumulation of energy resources whose exploitation conditions the survival of this shitty system. We see with joy that a resistance is also unfolding everywhere in many ways, and more broadly against the industries that pump all the energy.