Oil Trade Group Challenges Environmentalists: Enough Talk, Try Actually Living Without Fossil Fuels

According to Wigley, environmentalists couldn’t even enjoy a "sustainably sourced" craft beer, as the energy to produce them and the trucks which deliver them all run on fossil fuels. It’s impossible to even commute to work without using fossil fuels in some way, said Wigley:

Since announcing the Fossil Fuel Free Challenge two weeks ago, we’ve challenged numerous environmental groups to practice what they promote. We’ve called on companies like Starbucks, Nike, Walmart and others that have pledged to do away with fossil fuels to try going just one week without.

The reaction we get is people saying they’ll ride a bike to work or that they already drive a hybrid. However, those still use considerable amounts of fossil fuels and components that only come from oil and natural gas.

The people protesting against fossil fuels don’t really want to live in a world without them. They just want to feel righteous, a problem even some within their ranks recognize they have.

Alternative energy is certainly something we can strive to make economically viable. Until then, fossil fuels are the engine which drives the modern world, and must remain so.