Fossil fuels are complex. And they are incredibly important because we rely on them for countless products and uses across many industries. Considering recent news coverage, many people may not fully realize that Fossil fuels are good at what they do, which is to produce energy. Fossil fuels are ready made, which also makes them very convenient.
While alternative fuels are also good and serve purposes, nationally and globally, we must first figure out how to efficiently collect them, transform them, and store the energy before widespread use. Because Fossil fuels are already constructed, they can be used anywhere regardless of time, weather, or geographic locations.
Fossil fuels have been around for two centuries. They are well-established and much easier to access. As this chart below depicts, nearly every aspect of our lives is currently dependent on Fossil fuels- how we travel from place to place, what we eat, where we work, and what we wear.
While we certainly need to continue to research, investigate, and learn how to incorporate alternative fuels, this is not a simple or quick process. It will require time and extensive thought.
As pictured below, today, Fossil fuels are a dominate source of energy – industrial production, infrastructure, and transportation to residential. How would all of those uses switch to another energy source quickly? Are we ready to completely rethink the way we live and how we understand energy? More than 50% of oil goes into making products other than gasoline. Medications, vitamins, cosmetics, clothing, plastics, and synthetic rubber are all made from fossil fuels. Even Plexiglass contains oil.
At Guttman Energy, we care greatly about safety and sustainability, and realize both the importance of Fossil fuels, as well as alternative energy sources:
- First, our top priority is to always provide a safe and healthy environment for our team members, customers, and the public,
- Second, we work to eliminate all environmental impacts in the management and delivery of the fuels we provide, and
- Third, we transport materials safely and securely across the geographies we serve to minimize any impacts on the public or the environment.
Alex Epstein, author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels” wrote, “We don’t want to “save the planet” from human beings; we want to improve the planet for human beings.”