MOSCOW, 29 Aug – PRIME. American entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk sees the need for oil and gas to sustain civilization, along with the development of sustainable energy sources.
“A sober assessment of the situation, I think that we should use oil and gas in the short term, because otherwise civilization will collapse,” Reuters quoted Musk as saying at an energy conference in Norway.
When asked by reporters whether Norway should continue drilling for oil and gas, Musk replied: “I think some more research is warranted at this time.”
“One of the biggest challenges the world has ever faced is the transition to sustainable energy and a sustainable economy. This will take several decades,” the agency quotes the words of the billionaire.
Offshore wind power in the North Sea, combined with stationary storage batteries, could be a key energy source, he said. “This can provide a powerful, sustainable source of energy during the winter,” he said.