Elon Musk: We must continue to use oil and natural gas

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The world must continue to extract oil and natural gas to sustain today’s civilization, while also continuing to develop sustainable energy sources, Tesla chief Elon Musk told reporters during a conference in Norway on Monday, according to with Reuters.

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“Realistically I think we have to use oil and gas in the short term, because otherwise civilization will collapse,” Musk said.

Asked if Norway should continue drilling for oil and gas, Musk said: “I think at this point some additional exploration is warranted,” adding that “one of the biggest challenges the world has ever faced is transition to sustainable energy and a sustainable economy, which will take a few decades to complete.”

The goal is to complete the development of autonomous driving technology by the end of the year

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Referring to his plans, the head of Tesla and SpaceX said that he is currently focusing on the further development of SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft and the completion of Tesla’s self-driving system.

Musk added that his goal is to complete the development of Tesla’s self-driving system by the end of the year, expressing hope that it could be widely available in the US and possibly Europe after approval by relevant regulators.

“The two technologies that I’m focused on, with the goal of ideally being done before the end of the year, are getting Starship into orbit … and making Tesla’s cars self-driving possible,” Musk said during of the conference in Norway.

Source: Capital

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