Elon Musk Remarks On the Necessity of Fossil Fuels

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Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk repeated his thoughts on fossil fueled energy being currently necessary for the development of society in the transition to sustainable energy. Musk shares the views of scientist and policy analyst Vaclav Smil who wrote the transition “will not be (it cannot be) a sudden abandonment of fossil carbon, nor even its rapid demise — but rather its gradual decline.”  Musk tweeted: “Countries should be increasing nuclear power generation! It is insane from a national security standpoint & bad for the environment to shut them down.”