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Addicted to oil

John Hughman

Addicted to oil

With all the clamour over sustainability and the environment in 2019, and promises of a zero-carbon world in just 30 years’ time, it has seemed as though the importance of fossil fuels to the global economy has been forgotten. We still need gas to cook, keep us warm and generate much of our electricity – often the power source for the apparently environmentally-friendly electric cars that a handful of us drive. The rest of us need petrol to get around, just as planes, ships and lorries are needed to keep goods and people moving around the world and the economy ticking over. 

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