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Fossil Sources Of Fossil Fuels

- Fossil fuels are organic compounds obtained from earth’s crust. They were created from the remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. (Institute for Energy Research) Fossil fuels can include: coal, natural gas, and petroleum, or oil. Americans especially are very dependent on fossil fuels just to get through our everyday tasks. Coal provides energy for the power plants who in turn, provide us with electricity in homes. We use natural gas to heat our stoves to cook for our families, and we use petroleum to fuel our car to get us where we need to go....   [tags: Coal, Fossil fuel, Natural gas, Energy development]

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The Effects Of Fossil Fuels On The Environment

- We have all heard of the effect that fossil fuels have the world, however in society we don’t always think of how much fossil fuels are costing us. The author of this article goes into detail in order to give a clearer picture of the impact fossil fuels are having not specifically monetarily, but the cost of fossil fuels on the environment. There are different ways of extracting fossil fuels and each way has its negative effects. Over the years we have seen an increase in surface mining rather than underground mining....   [tags: Natural gas, Fossil fuel, Coal, Methane]

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Fossil Fuels : An Source Of Energy

- Ever since the Industrial Revolution, fossil fuels have been used to power the World’s economy. When the world first discovered oil as an energy source in 1859, it seemed like an ideal source of energy. Energy that had no limits and no negative effects. It is now clear that thinking of fossil fuels as a limitless supply of free energy without any negative effects is a very foolish mindset. However, this mindset was so prevalent throughout the entire twentieth century that America and many other nations around the world have become totally dependent on fossil fuels as their main source of energy....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Energy development, Wind power]

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Fossil Fuels : The Source Of Energy

- Human longevity relies on many factors but two of most imminent factors are the source of energy to sustain humans and the health of the planet. Since the late 1700’s the era of fossil fuels has taken over the planet as the dominating source of energy. However these fossil fuels will not last forever and extensive use of them results in high carbon emissions. Effects of global warming due to fossil fuel use are widespread, but shifting to an alternative energy based society would result in a longer lasting source of reliable energy, and keep the planet habitable for future generations....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Fossil fuel, Natural gas]

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What A Fossil Fuels And The Alternatives

- Our dependance on fossil fuels as a species is a big issue. Finding an alternative is needed. Understanding what a fossil fuels and the alternatives is the first step. Fossil fuels are created from organic material that was created millions of years ago. Petroleum, a fossil fuel gets its name from two words, "petra" meaning rock and "oleum" which means oil. Petroleum is drilled in order to search for oil. Also to determine the size of a reserve, as well as to produce oil and gas at a controlled rate....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Energy development, Wind power]

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The Energy Crisis Of Fossil Fuels

- Concerns regarding the energy crisis that the world is facing have prompted many researchers and governments to identify other energy sources to overcome this problem. The world is suffering an energy crisis due to an increase in global energy demand, growth population, and high reliance on fossil fuels for generating energy and transport (Coyle & Simmons, 2014). Fossil fuels are responsible for over 80% of the world’s energy demand, with oil (33%), coal (28%), and natural gas (21%) being the major components (Simmons, Coyle & Chapman, 2014); whereas renewable energy contributes by only about 13% of energy supply (Moriarty & Honnery)....   [tags: Wind power, Fossil fuel, Energy development]

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Fossil Fuels And Renewable Energy

- Imagine a world without electricity. There would be no lights, no internet, and no efficient communication systems. Electricity is a type of energy, and energy is a vital aspect of today’s industry and society. There are many ways in which energy is produced, and they are typically divided into two major categories: fossil fuels and renewable energies. The term “fossil fuels” refers to nonrenewable resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas that formed over millions of years from the breakdown of fossils....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Wind power, Renewable energy]

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The Issue Of Fossil Fuels

- Most people wake up every day to their usual routine, and after that they either drive to their occupation, school, or whatever else they may have to do. And most of the times their cars are powered by gasoline which happens to be one of many fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are here and are very important to human, but they are damaging. Not necessarily the fuel itself or the energy it provides but the side effects of burning it creation harmful carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions which is the leading benefaction of global warming....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas]

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The Types Of Fossil Fuels

- Due to human activities, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has been rising extensively since the Industrial Revolution and has now reached dangerous levels not seen in the last three-million years. This essay will discuss three major activities contributing to the emission of carbon dioxide, as well as policies or activities that are enforced to reduce these emissions. The largest human source of emissions is from the combustion of fossil fuels. This produces 87% of human carbon dioxide emissions....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Fossil fuel, Greenhouse gas]

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Hydroelectric Energy Alternative to Fossil Fuels

-   Earth is fill with abundant resources that us, humans, use to heat our homes, make the cars move, produce electricities and many other activities that we do. We mainly use fossil fuels as the main energy sources for these jobs, however with centuries of digging for fossil fuels and use them up, their supplies is running low because they are a non-renewable resource which means you will use them all up before they can be replenish. With their supplies running low, we need to find an alternative resources to replace fossil fuels for electricities and for the fuel for our transportations....   [tags: fuels, resources, replacement]

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