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Going green should not mean eradicating fossil fuels

Greenhouse gas emissions need to be tackled at the consumer end

| Middle East
A flame at the production facility of Saudi Aramco's Shaybah oilfield: only around 10% of global emissions from fossil fuels is released during extraction, processing and transportation.   © Reuters

Vandana Hari is founder of Singapore-based Vanda Insights, which tracks energy markets.

As calls to stop using fossil fuels -- especially oil and coal -- as a way of solving the world's environmental problems grow louder, it is worth asking whether that would mean throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

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