O Comisario de Enerxía tamén avisa: “Imos cara unha nova crise do petróleo”

Segundo informa ASPO, o Comisario de Enerxía da UE Andris Piebalgs únese aos que advirten da urxencia de aproveitarmos a relativa tregua que están a dar os prezos do petróleo, para trasformarmos urxentemente a nosa sociedade:

The current relatively low oil prices give a respite to prepare for the coming new oil crisis. We have to reduce our dependency in all those areas in which black gold is not indispensable, such as heating, or electricity production. For those areas which will have to continue to depend on it, like transport, we need to accelerate the research for alternatives, like biofuels, electric cars or hydrogen. And in all sectors, we have to accelerate our efficiency being aware that every barrel of oil that we are using is one of the last.

It is difficult to forecast when the next oil crisis is going to come. As Nobel Price Niels Bohr once put it “prediction is very difficult, particularly about the future”. But one thing is certain, one day we are going to run out of oil, and to prepare for that day we may be running out of time.