Speaking with Anderson Cooper in a “60 Minutes” interview scheduled to air Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez said a dramatic increase in taxes could support her “Green New Deal” goal of eliminating the use of fossil fuels within 12 years"
My feeling has always been that even under the best circumstances it would likely take a good 30-50 years to substantially reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, but also realizing that they would never go away completely at least until ALL fossil fuel resources on our planet have been completely exhausted. Regarding eliminating fossil fuels, is there even any conceivable technology out there to power aircraft without fossil fuels? Powering ships albeit more possible but not anytime soon. Wind and solar both have limitations, and so there would also have to be a strong commitment to nuclear power, which many on the left eschew. Regarding electric vehicles it is my understanding that the batteries in those vehicles require certain rare earth elements, which could mean that there would be limit on how many those we could use. Curious on others thoughts