The CEO of Tesla, one of the biggest electric car makers, believes the world needs to produce more oil and gas. This opinion comes in the wake of the war between Russia and Ukraine, which is paralyzing their supply.
Elon Musk chose his preferred platform to make the allegations.
As Tesla is a manufacturer of electric cars, it has always been a competitor of internal combustion cars, that is, cars powered by fossil fuels. However, CEO Elon Musk believes the world needs to produce more oil and gas.
Although it seems contradictory, this assertion stems from the war between Russia and Ukraine which, directly and indirectly, involves the whole world. The repercussions of the invasion are felt, for example, in terms of the invading country's oil and gas supply.
I hate to say it, but we need to increase oil and gas production immediately.
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 5, 2022
In view of these extraordinary times, it is necessary to resort to extraordinary measures. In the words of Elon Musk, it is crucial that the production of oil and gas increases, so that the impacts of the war in this direction are not as serious as expected.
Obviously, this would negatively affect Tesla, but sustainable energy solutions simply cannot respond instantly to offset Russian oil and gas exports.
As we know, the world is highly dependent on Russian oil and gas. As The Verge recalls, while this reliance hasn't stopped countries from taking a stand against Russia, after the invasion of Ukraine, the truth is that there are fears about rising energy prices. and fuel.
Regarding Elon Musk's statement: as usual, difficult to know if he will have a project up his sleeve. After all, despite being the CEO of a major electric car manufacturer, he does not rule out the importance of fossil fuels in this (so-called) transition period.
I am not in favor of demonizing the oil and gas industry. We are going to have to burn fossil fuels for a long time. The question is how fast we are moving towards a sustainable energy future.
Elon Musk told Joe Rogan on a podcast last year.
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