Europe’s cars, trucks, planes and ships are still overwhelmingly dependent on oil. This is terrible for the climate but it also leaves the continent dependent on imports from abroad and at the mercy of autocrats and oil cartels.
A major obstacle to reducing our reliance on oil is the oil companies themselves. They have positioned themselves as key to the transition to clean energy, despite investing very little in genuinely clean technologies. Instead they promote fake solutions like biofuels and hydrogen for cars, as well as undermine the switch to electric cars. T&E’s oil work seeks to challenged Big Oil’s grip on Europe’s energy policy.