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Fossil fuels still have a role to play in the low-carbon future

Marcus Lee writes on The Washington Examiner that fossil fuels still have a role to play in the low carbon future.

The C3 Take
  • In order to reduce our emissions, fossil fuels will have a significant role to play.
  • Fossil fuels are needed to build solar panels and wind turbines, power renewable energy sources, and create materials such as cement that are required for infrastructure updates.
  • Instead of vilifying hydrocarbons, we should look to innovate them to make them cleaner and a part of a low-carbon future.

“As we rightly move toward decarbonization to address the climate crisis, it would be a mistake to ignore the valuable contributions that hydrocarbons will play in helping us achieve this goal. While scientists tell us we must act now, we must also listen to the engineers and chemists who will tell us how to get there. A review of clean energy supply chains demonstrates that hydrocarbons are an essential part of the low-carbon future.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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