Statement concerning the war against Ukraine and the use of fossil fuels
AEVA notes that the war against Ukraine is being sustained by Russian exports of oil and gas. It also notes that reliance on fossil fuels is complicating Europe’s ability to strengthen the sanctions which are needed to counter Russia’s aggression. The European Union has now realised that it must end its dependence on fossil fuel imports from Russia.
AEVA believes that all countries must confront the national security imperative to eliminate their demand for petroleum by accelerating the shift to electric transport. In this context, AEVA urges the Australian Government to develop policies which will accelerate the move away from fossil fuels in the transport sector. Our national security will be enhanced by greatly improved fuel security.