Monday, May 11, 2009

Shocker: Oil and Gas Execs Down on Clean Energy

Here's one to file under "Was That Really Necessary to Poll?" KPMG surveyed almost 400 oil and gas executives and asked if they thought energy independence was possible by 2030, taking into account a new clean energy economy.

The results may surprise you. But, really, they probably won't:
KPMG LLP’s Global Energy Institute released its annual energy survey this week. It polled 382 oil and gas executives in April, more than three-quarters of whom said energy independence is not attainable by 2030 or beyond.

Despite the fact that America’s energy consumption far outpaces its production, the survey — sent out to petroleum executives only — seemed to focus on energy independence as it pertains to renewables and alternatives.
So just in case you were wondering, those executives who have profited mightily under a dirty fuels only policy would still prefer to do so.