. Why the Energy Transition Will Be So Complicated « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Atlantic – The term energy transition somehow sounds like it is a well-lubricated slide from one reality to another. In fact, it will be far more complex.

The degree to which the world depends on oil and gas is often not understood. It’s not just a matter of shifting from gasoline-powered cars to electric ones, which themselves, by the way, are about 20 percent plastic. It’s about shifting away from all the other ways we use plastics and other oil and gas derivatives. Plastics are used in wind towers and solar panels, and oil is necessary to lubricate wind turbines.

Learn more on humanity’s impending energy transition at The Atlantic.





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