"Rare" occasions that they're right? LOL As I said, take off the tinfoil hat.
Ofcourse companies are making huge amounts of money on fossil fuels. Nearly everything requires fossil fuels! From the food you eat, to this forum you see here before you, if it wasnt for fossil fuels none of it would be here.
Before we had fossil fuels, we've used horses, that was not very pretty. Even back then you had scientists tell you that if we would continue like that, the horse dung would pile up to ten feet. Why do people always buy into that end of the world crap? It's the same old story over and over and over. You are bad, but if you pay me for your sins, you are good and go to heaven,..
But guess what, we moved on from horse power. Not because we ran out of horses, but because we found something better, coal! And that's how it shall be with the other fossil fuels, we will have moved along long before we will run out (in a couple of hundred years). And one last prediction is that it will not be solar, tidal or wind that brings the next revolution.
We need new fresh ideas, not technology invented 150,000 years ago by cavemen.