The war on fossil fuels

Martin Ferguson: "I think there’s a war on fossil fuels.  The environmental movement, it doesn’t matter whether it’s coal or gas, be methane gas or...offshore gas, shale gas.  There is a group in the global community that’s totally opposed to anything other than renewable energy.  It’s not a scientific debate.  It’s an emotional debate.  And I might say for some communities a very difficult debate because fossil fuels are the driver of jobs and the survival of local communities.  And whether some of these environmental groups like it or not there’s a growing demand for energy, especially in the non OECD world where there’s huge poverty and they’re entitled to reliable energy."

Categories: Activism, Australia Energy Issues
Author: Martin Ferguson AM MP
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