In Reply to: Fossil fuel free posted by Pete Black on October 24, 2020 at 09:48:11:
Petroleum is used for a wide range of products. All plastics products would come to an end. Think about the plastic cases on so many electronic devices; like the case on televisions, computer monitors, etc. Food containers would eliminated; glass only. Medical devices. There would have to be a move to metal for so many enclosures; that means more ore extraction and the effects that would cause on the environment. Speaking of metal, would there be the means to smelt ore? Oh, what about the auto industry; plastics have been used in cars for a very long time. If you kill the petroleum industry, then it will ripple through the economy in a very destructive way.