"Judicious Use Of Fossil Fuel" Essays and Research Papers

  • Judicious Use Of Fossil Fuel

    THE DEPLETION OF FOSSIL FUELS By Zoe Noonan Introduction As the world is becoming more advanced in technology, more energy is being used to keep up with the changing requirements. At the current rate at which energy is being used, the world will shortly come to an end of fossil fuels- the world's primary energy resource. Abstract This research paper outlines the problems being faced by the shortage of fossil fuels, the effects they are having on the environment and the possible substitutes...

    Carbon, Carbon dioxide, Coal 939  Words | 3  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels

    Introduction Fossil Fuels are the most important energy sources in our world today. The overwhelming majority of the huge amount of energy used in the world comes from the burning of three major fossil fuels: coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Fossil fuels are a non-renewable source of energy, and there is no other . They are formed over a very long period of time; the fossil fuels on earth today were formed from plants and animals that lived up to 300 million years ago. These fossil fuels are found...

    Coal, Energy development, Fossil fuel 2217  Words | 6  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels

    Assess the role that fossil fuels are likely to play in delivering future global energy security 15 marks It is difficult to predict what role fossil fuels will play in the future global energy security as there are several factors involved. For instance, although it has been made clear that fossil fuels are running out, it is possible for new technological innovations to allow us to find more which was previously inaccessible to us. Furthermore with technological advancements regarding renewable...

    Carbon dioxide, Coal, Energy development 919  Words | 3  Pages

  • Fossil Fuel

    on Fossil Fuels America’s Dependency on Fossil Fuels America’s Dependency on Fossil Fuels For the past two hundred years the United States depends more on fossil fuels than any other power source. Without fossil fuels, the industrial revolution would not have had as much of an impact making United States what it is today. However, we as a country are facing very real problems that we must have to address quickly. We are running out of fossil fuels, and soon we will not have fossil fuels...

    Alternative fuel, Coal, Energy development 1791  Words | 5  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels

    Fossil Fuels: Rape of Nature {Student name here} {Class name here} {Professor Name here} {Due Date} Fossil Fuels, which include coal, oil, and natural gas, are a non-renewable energy source that were formed from the decomposition of plants and animals that were deposited in the Earth around 300 million years ago. These fossil fuels, after being removed from the Earth, are converted into energy and this energy is essential to modern society (Chughtai & Shannon, 1998). Over 85 percent...

    Coal, Ecosystem, Fossil fuel 1593  Words | 5  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels

    Palsch 1 Don Palsch Professor Sundvall ENC1101 28 of September 2013 Alternative Energy vs. Fossil Fuels There are many alternatives that can effectively replace fossil fuels. Even though the United States is still dependent on fossil fuels; we have been working vigorously toward alternative energy. In the future the goal is to be completely independent from fossil fuels. Alternative energy has many different kinds of sources such as biofuels, hydrogen, solar, geothermal, and nuclear...

    Alternative energy, Energy development, Fossil fuel 1011  Words | 3  Pages

  • fossil fuels

     Energy in the form of fossil fuels, can it meet all of society’s needs or is it time for us to look at other alternatives before it is too late? The increasing pollution and price of energy has once again ignited the debate about options for future energy. Fossil fuels are hydrocarbon deposits also known as coal, crude oil and gas derived from the remains of organic prehistoric plants and animals. They have taken many millions of years to form. Coal is ground to a fine dust when crushed...

    Coal, Energy development, Fossil fuel 1852  Words | 6  Pages

  • fossil fuels

    Coal, gas and oil are fossil fuels. Fossils fuels are fuels that are extracted from organic remains of dead plants and animals. Coal is mined on the ground, oil is drilled and gas is extracted by drilling deep into the earth’s crust. The main use of fossil fuels is to generate electricity for the national grid. They are also used to heat homes and workplaces. Coal is a fossil fuel that is obtained by mining. Coal is then crushed into fine dust then burnt to heat water. Steam is produced that...

    Coal, Fossil fuel, Natural gas 1510  Words | 5  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels

    Introduction Fossil fuels have been a widely used source of energy every since the Industrial Revolution just before the dawn of the 20th century. Fossil fuels are relatively easy to use to generate energy because they only require a simple direct combustion. However, a problem with fossil fuels is their environmental impact. Not only does their excavation from the ground significantly alter the environment, but their combustion leads to a great deal of air pollution. Fossil and nuclear plants are...

    Carbon dioxide, Coal, Energy development 2161  Words | 6  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels

    6 Ocober 2013 Fossil Fuels and Alternate Energy Sources In the early 1900s, fossil fuels were the primary source of energy, but in more recent times with reserves diminishing and global warming becoming a major issue, we are forced to develop alternate sources of energy. According to Melosi, Governments became aware of the effects of fossil fuels as early as the 1950s, and in an attempt to combat this, they passed laws to try and lower the amount of pollution it caused (The Automobile...

    Alternative energy, Energy development, Fossil fuel 1504  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Use of Fossil Fuels, Such as Coal and Oil, Belongs to the Past.

    “The use of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, belongs to the past.” For the time being, the world is mostly dependent on the use of fossil fuels. All the infrastructure is fossil fuel based. i.e. if the world runs out of fossil fuels now, there won’t be any alternative energy source to power the entire world. Fossil fuels are usually found in rock formations containing fossils from decomposed animals and plants. The formation of fossil fuels happens in the course of hundreds of millions of years...

    Carbon dioxide, Coal, Energy development 978  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Fossil Fuels in Our Lives

    School Chemistry essay The Fossil Fuels in Our Life Class INTRODUCTION Fossil fuels are fuels that are formed by natural processes. The process responsible for the formation is mostly anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms. Fossil fuels have a high percent of carbon atoms. It takes millions of years for the dead animals to decompose to fossil fuels. [1] FORMATION OF FOSSIL FUELS Coal is formed form dead plant material. Crude oil and natural gas are formed form dead marine...

    Coal, Energy development, Fossil fuel 2343  Words | 6  Pages

  • Fossil fuels - political implication

    Fossil Fuels are the most important energy sources in our world today. Due to the importance of fossil fuels, it made a huge impact on political issues. In this essay, I argue that political pressures surrounding fossil fuels can often lead to unrest and even war. These situations can lead to extreme social hardships. Even if a country is cash rich, the delivery system and dangerous situations involving social unrest may mean that many people never see many of the benefits of fossil fuel money. The...

    Coal, Energy crisis, Energy development 797  Words | 3  Pages

  • Decreasing Fossil Fuels

    Decreasing Fossil Fuels Over the past century America has continuously used its own fossil fuel resources and paid handsomely for additional supplies, in the race to stay current with modern technology and life .The possession of this resource has made the United States a very prosperous and powerful nation. The same fossil fuels that’s has made America such a powerhouse are the same that are damaging the environment and economy they have enabled. It is imperative that we decrease our dependency...

    Carbon dioxide, Energy development, Fossil fuel 1955  Words | 5  Pages

  • Expository Essay Fossil Fuels

     2015  Fossil Fuel    “The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to  prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable  path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution” (Ban Ki­moon). Fossil fuel is  the most known and used source of energy in the world. How can something so good do so  much damage to nature? Fossil fuel is one of today’s most ambivalent issues. In many  scenarios, they need it to fuel the...

    Coal, Energy development, Fossil fuel 1625  Words | 6  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels Essay

    with Fossil Fuels Have you ever thought about where your electricity comes from? What the petroleum your car runs on is made of? What produces all the energy you see? Coal, oil, and natural gas make up the list of major fossil fuels. Almost all energy produced in the United States comes from burning these highly important fuels. That energy powers almost all of our electricity and all of our transportation. We as the people of this very planet are currently in a crisis because fossil fuels are...

    Carbon dioxide, Coal, Fossil fuel 1082  Words | 3  Pages

  • EFFECT OF FOSSIL FUELS ON THE ENVIRONME

    EFFECT OF FOSSIL FUELS ON THE ENVIRONMENT Fossil fuels are fuels formed by natural processes such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms. The age of the organisms and their resulting fossil fuels is typically millions of years, and sometimes exceeds 650 million years.[4] Fossil fuels contain high percentages of carbon and include coal,petroleum, and natural gas.[5] They range from volatile materials with lowcarbon:hydrogen ratios like methane, to liquid petroleum to nonvolatile materials...

    Carbon, Carbon dioxide, Coal 1133  Words | 4  Pages

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Fossil Fuels

    Advantages of fossil fuels * major advantage of fossil fuels is their capacity to generate huge amounts of electricity in just a single location.  * Fossil fuels are very easy to find.  * When coal is used in power plants, they are very cost effective. Coal is also in abundant supply.  * Transporting oil and gas to the power stations can be made through the use of pipes making it an easy task.  * Power plants that utilize gas are very efficient.  * Power stations that...

    Carbon, Carbon dioxide, Coal 1063  Words | 4  Pages

  • Earth's Dependence on Fossil Fuels

    EARTH’S DEPENDENCE ON FOSSIL FUELS CINDY MOYER AXIA COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX In today’s world, more and more people are becoming aware of the problems that are caused by the use of fossil fuel and are looking for earth-friendly and economical energy to use as a source to heat and cool their homes, drive their vehicles, use electric or whatever they do to use energy. Scientists are busy thinking up a variety of ways of producing renewable energy to replace the use of non-renewable...

    Alternative energy, Coal, Energy development 2024  Words | 6  Pages

  • Fossil Fuel Dependency and Americans

    Fossil Fuel Dependency and Americans One of the major underlying problems Americans are faced with today is what to do about the dependency on fossil fuels.   Petroleum dependence is a big problem for the United States because the supply will be depleted soon if consumers continue to use it at the rate they use it now. If consumers want to keep their engines running and lights on, there must be a drastic change in the sources of energy supply. An issue the whole world faces today is the reliance...

    Alternative energy, Energy development, Fossil fuel 1995  Words | 5  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels earth science

    Fossil Fuels Josh Farrar 11/16/13 The three types of fossil fuels that are used for energy provision are coal, oil, and natural gas. Fossil Fuels are the remains of once living organisms, but it takes centuries to form the organic matter. Coal is millions of years of decaying land vegetation (dead plants) that will form the solid fossil fuel under intense pressure. Oil is formed on the sea floor from the remains of marine microorganisms and is deposited...

    Anthracite, Coal, Energy development 1771  Words | 7  Pages

  • Impact of Fossil Fuels on the Environment

    Dependency on Fossil Fuels Professor Jake Grandy 08/22/2011 What are fossil fuels? Fossil fuels are formed by a natural decomposition process of dead organisms. These fuels range from fuels like methane and oil to solid materials such as coal. In 2007 the Energy Information Administration stated that the United States primary sources of energy consisted of 36% petroleum, 27 % coal, and 23% natural gas which amounted to approximately 86.4% of our energy usage coming from fossil fuels (www.eia.gov)...

    Coal, Energy development, Fossil fuel 2354  Words | 7  Pages

  • essay on fossil fuels

    the environment at risk. Air pollution is currently one of the five leading causes of death worldwide and the usage of fossil fuels is a major factor contributing to this. (Future talk: clean renewable energy September 2013). Fossil fuels are finite sources of energy; while the demand for energy will continue to increase, there will still be a decrease in amount of fossil fuels available, which means humans will need to find other sources of energy. There are numerous sources of alternative energy;...

    Alternative energy, Energy, Energy development 1393  Words | 4  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels Becoming Extinct

    Fossil Fuels Becoming Extinct Specific purpose: I will inform my audience of how alternate energy sources help protect the environment, different types of energy sources, and the most plausible alternate energy to be used in the future. Central idea: Alternate Energy sources are being developed to address not only the global effect of fossil fuels on the environment but the ever decreasing quantity of fossil fuels as well. INTRODUCTION I. Imagine you are on your way to the gas station...

    Coal, Energy development, Fossil fuel 841  Words | 3  Pages

  • Effects of Burning Fossil Fuels

    The Burning of Fossil Fuels GS104-Intro to Environmental Science Steven Wimberly February 05, 2013 Fossil fuels are a very important part of our society today. Natural gas, Coal, and oil are the world’s primary and most important source of energy. “90% of the energy we use in this country [USA] comes from fossil fuels.” (http://www.ucsusa.org) Unfortunately, there are costs of using these fossil fuels to run our society. Some costs are obvious such as the cost of labor, equipment and supplies...

    Acid rain, Air pollution, Carbon dioxide 723  Words | 3  Pages

  • Alternative to Fossil Fuels

    Alternatives to Destruction Gas prices got you down? They should. However, the rise in petroleum prices is the least of my worries. Our nation's supply of fossil fuels is running out and we're doing more damage to our environment than humanly reversible. Now it's time for the good news, there are alternatives and loads of them. Legislation from federal and state governments along with biofuels are constantly being introduced and researched to the betterment of the environment. These alternatives...

    Alternative fuel, Energy development, Ethanol fuel 1138  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Risk Our Society Takes by Depending on the Use of Fossil Fuels

    how our country's continuous use of fossil fuels is endangering to nature and the wildlife it inhabits as well as the environment that we live in. Our society seems to think that fossil fuels we use in excess today will last forever but actuality will one day be depleted to unrepairable measures, which is why we need a cleaner more environmentally friendly substitute. With that said my paper is going to underline how our society would be able to transfer from fossil fuels to cleaner energies which are...

    Energy development, Energy policy, Fossil fuel 2006  Words | 6  Pages

  • Fossil Fuel and Energy

    September 17, 2013   The purpose of this paper is to assess personal energy use and speak about the forms of energy that I currently rely on and the sources they originate from. It also talks about renewable energy sources that would be most and least appropriate to use in a certain location. Then it refers to the advantages and disadvantages of the energy source that I currently use, also about renewable ones that have been identified. The last part of the paper addresses energy conservation...

    Alternative energy, Energy development, Fossil fuel 2137  Words | 6  Pages

  • Fossil Fuel Bubble

    of energy use based on fossil fuels that is destined to burst. The creation of fossil fuels has taken place over many millions of years and is said to still be affecting the world around us. As we know, the sun is the source of most of the energy on our planet. Photosynthesis occurs all around us and is essentially the building block of life. The weight of the earth above the decaying material has provided the environment with the means to convert that material into fossil fuels. The burning...

    Earth, Fossil fuel, Global warming 1933  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Dangers of Fossil Fuels

    In recent decades, we have seen a remarkable advancement in science and technology. Owing to this, many wonder why the primary sources of consumer energy remain non-renewable fuels; petroleum (36%), coal (27%) and gas (23%) [International Energy Agency, 2013]. The issue with this is, “fossil fuels” which took millions of years to form are running out at an unprecedented rate, and there is no consensual view as to what will replace them. There are many reasons why the general population should be...

    Energy, Fossil fuel, International Energy Agency 1050  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dependency of Fossil Fuels

    Dependency of Fossil Fuels The flip of a switch, turn of a key, or the press of a button is all it takes to power up almost everything today. One simple motion holds the key to our future and unlocks our past, but at what price? With sources that were once thought to be endless, energy consumption and its byproducts has now become a front runner among debates. A far sight from the campfire and miles away from its full potential what does tomorrow hold for energy consumption and its...

    Carbon dioxide, Coal, Energy development 1939  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Human Addiction to Fossil Fuels

    The Human Addiction to Fossil Fuels: Converting to Green Energy Is Easier Said Than Done I chose this topic because I hope to pursue a career in a field dealing with the development of renewable energy. I also believe it is a prevalent issue that must be dealt with, or result in unfavorable consequences sooner than people think. This paper showed me that renewable energy is such a large issue that there a plethora of factors to take into account, and the complete conversion to renewable energy...

    Energy development, Fossil fuel, Natural gas 2605  Words | 7  Pages

  • Fossil Fuel and Solar Energy

    Select one type of fossil fuel (Coal, Petroleum or Natural Gas) and one type of renewable energy resource (Solar power, Wind power, Hydropower, Geothermal power, or Biomass). Research and record the information in the chart. If you would prefer to use a different format to present this information, that is fine; however, you must include all the information on the chart in order to receive full credit for this assignment. The assignment is worth 60 points Chart question 1,3,5,7,8,9,10...

    Coal, Fossil fuel, Hydroelectricity 660  Words | 3  Pages

  • fossil fuel

    and “Staying Safe on the Read-Write Web” by Doug Johnson argue using classical appeals that social networks should be safe from cyberbullying and how to prevent and stop it; however, Doug Johnson offers a more effective argument. Johnson and Bazelon use some strong arguments to support their articles, which are very effective in persuading their audiences. Their logic on the reality on social networks is a part of their logos. Johnson shows his knowledge and experiences as an author of books and magazines...

    Abuse, Bullying, Facebook 870  Words | 3  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels Pricing and Implications to Competition of Other Fuels

    produced a record of 78 quadrillion Btu (quads) of energy in 2011, it consumed more than 97 quads, fossil fuels made up more than four-fifths of U.S. energy consumption (EIA 2012). With the rising price of oil, security risks associated with petroleum dependence increasing, and the environmental costs of fossil fuels becoming more evident, the market is open for renewable energy to enter. Currently, fossil fuels are our nation's primary energy source, but they are a limited resource. Therefore, it is vital...

    Energy, Energy development, Fossil fuel 950  Words | 3  Pages

  • Uses Of Fossil Fuel

    Uses of fossil fuel Fossil fuels consist of coal, petroleum and natural gas that are found under the earth’s surface, formed from billions of years of compression and decomposition of dead plant and animal matter. They are the leading source of energy for the mankind and are used for various purposes like energy for transportation, electricity, manufacturing process and also used in the manufacturing process of day to day items like plastic. Main fossil fuels are. 1. Coal Coal...

    Carbon, Coal, Fossil fuel 409  Words | 2  Pages

  • How Fossil Fuels Affect The Environment

    Describe and explain how the use of Fossil fuels may affect the environment and discuss measures, which could be taken to reduce the harmful consequences Fossil fuels include gasoline, oil, coal, or natural gas. Whenever we burn them, more pollutant gases are emitted into the atmosphere. They are burned to run cars and trucks, heat homes and business and power factories and are responsible for about 98% of U.S carbon dioxide emissions, 24% of methane emissions and 18% of nitrous oxide emissions....

    Carbon dioxide, Fossil fuel, Global warming 1257  Words | 4  Pages

  • Coal a Fossil Fuel

    COAL -- A Fossil Fuel How Coal Was Formed How We Get Coal How Coal is Transported Types of Coal Where We Get Coal How Coal is Used Coal and the Environment energy calculator links page recent statistics HOW COAL WAS FORMED Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock composed mostly of carbon and hydrocarbons. It is the most abundant fossil fuel produced in the United States. Coal is a nonrenewable energy source because it takes millions of years to create. The...

    Anthracite, Bituminous coal, Carbon 1798  Words | 6  Pages

  • Alternative Energy: the Correct Response to Diminishing Fossil Fuels

    diminishing fossil fuels In 1977, the President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter, advocated for the use of alternative energy to the American people “because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly to strict conservation [of fossil fuels] and to the use of coal and permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power.” More than thirty years later his announcement still rings true and is relevant. In fact, the current situation of non-renewable fuels is worse than...

    Alternative energy, Energy development, Fossil fuel 1618  Words | 5  Pages

  • Fossil Fuel Consumption, Co2 and Its Impact on Global Climate

    Fossil Fuel Consumption, CO2 and Its Impact on Global Climate Background: At the beginning of human history, we had to satisfy our energy needs (for food, heat and movement) by using our own muscle power and gathering or hunting naturally available plants, animals and wood. Each stage in the evolution of human society (the development of farming, domestication of animals, harnessing of wind and water power) increased the average per capita energy use, but it was the Industrial Revolution and the...

    Carbon dioxide, Climate change, Earth 1625  Words | 5  Pages

  • Fossil Fuel Is Not Forever

    7. Fossil fuel is not forever Background Objectives (i) To be sensitised about the judicious use of energy fossil fuels. (ii) To think and suggest ways of conserving fossil fuels. Fossil fuels which are one of the basic sources of energy for all our activities are exhaustible. For example, coal, kerosene, and LPG are sources of energy for cooking, heating, burning in our households. Petrol and diesel used for transport and in industry are also derived from fossil fuels. A large fraction of...

    Carbon, Carbon dioxide, Coal 313  Words | 2  Pages

  • Env 100 Environmental Pollutants Sewage and Fossil Fuels

    Environmental Pollutants: Sewage and Fossil Fuels ENV/100 March 2013 Environmental Pollutants: Sewage and Fossil Fuels Environmental pollutants, according to the Blacksmith Institute (2013) negatively affect billions of the world’s population as a result of exposure to poisons associated with sewage and the fossil fuel crude oil. These poisons have led to long-term detrimental effects on ecosystems and has attributed to the premature deaths of 40% or 2.8 billion of the world’s...

    Alternative energy, Alternative fuel, Energy development 1784  Words | 6  Pages

  • From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

    From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy The gas pump. As of late, it has been the bane of drivers everywhere. With the prices of crude oil skyrocketing combined with the prices at the pump and nearly everywhere else, many people are looking toward renewable energy sources to supplement or replace the use of fossil fuels. This interest in renewable resources has generated new energy policies around the world, has spawned new energy technology and has produced ideas on a different way of...

    Alternative energy, Fossil fuel, Nuclear power 2134  Words | 5  Pages

  • Difference Between Alternative Energies (Ae) and Fossil Fuels

    1/ what is the essential difference between alternative energies (AE) and fossil fuels? Alternative energies will not have a lot of pollution, but fossil fuels will cause some pollution of the environment. Some fossil fuels causes environmental pollution, for example, global climate change, a lot of carbon dioxide cause the greenhouse effect, acid rain emissions of harmful gases cause serious pollution to the atmosphere. 2/ name the AE that you have chosen to research. Solar Energy 3/ identify...

    Alternative energy, Energy, Fossil fuel 1027  Words | 4  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels

    Fossil Fuels Coal, petroleum, and natural gas are fossil fuels. They are formed from the remains of plants and animals buried and preserved under the Earth’s crust for millions of years. Fossil fuels provide the ingredients in textile, fertilizer, soap, chemical, cosmetic, and many other industries. There are so many uses of fossil fuels that it has led to their over-extraction. These are the types of fossil fuels: * Coal: Coal is a black or brownish fuel. Coal mainly contains small amounts...

    Coal, Energy development, Fossil fuel 543  Words | 2  Pages

  • Biology - Fossil Fuels vs. Alternative Energy Source

    Nicoletta Philippides March 15, 2013 Mr. Dunleavy, Period 4 The Effect of Fossil Fuels on Biodiversity & Alternative Energy Resources Fossil fuels are hydrocarbon deposits derived from the remains of ancient plants and animals under enormous amounts of heat and pressure. Oil, or petroleum, is one of the most common fossil fuels utilized by people all over the world on a daily basis. Crude oil is a smelly, yellow-black, viscous liquid composed of mostly nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, which is...

    Energy development, Fossil fuel, Natural gas 1538  Words | 4  Pages

  • Mans Discovery of Fossil Fuels Could Be His Downfall. Discus

    be provided without the use of domesticated animals. Steam engines were used in steam locomotives, steam tractors and steam ships (B.Nebel and R.Wright 1995). Stationary steam engines were rapidly established in all the major industries. The major fuel for steam engines was firewood. By the end of the 1800’s, the demand for energy was ever increasing and firewood around industrial centres was becoming scarce. This led to a switch to coal as the major source for fuel and energy. As well as powering...

    Coal, Energy development, Fossil fuel 1710  Words | 5  Pages

  • Fossel Fuel

    the key sources of energy means; fossil fuels are being depleted in a rapid mode which reflects that we need to concentrate over alternative sources of energy that could also prove to be eco-friendly. But, before discussing that it should be better to have an idea about the current scenario and where we are standing today in context of availability of energy resources. At present, approximately 80 percent of the energy used by us is supplied via fossil fuels which are called non-renewable energy...

    Alternative energy, Energy development, Fossil fuel 1478  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Fossil Fuels

    The Fossil Fuels Introduction Fossil Fuels are a non-renewable energy source. They are found in Earth’s depositions made over millions and millions years ago and are called non-renewable because they can’t be used again once they are spent. There are three major forms of fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. COAL Coal is made up of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and some amounts of sulphur -Three main types of coal: • Anthracite : the hardest and has the most carbon in...

    Carbon, Carbon dioxide, Coal 2084  Words | 8  Pages

  • Alternative Fuels

    Alternative Fuels People in America do not realize the fact that driving their vehicle is one of the regular activities that they do that has one of the largest impacts on the earth. With more and more cars in use each day, the more fossil fuels are called for. Fossil fuels are natural fuels that were formed from the remains of living organisms. These fossil fuels typically take millions of years to be formed. Since most fossil fuels are being imported due to it taking a huge amount of time...

    Alternative fuel, Automobile, Coal 1522  Words | 4  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels

    Fossil fuels Oil 1) Oil is produced in Middle Eastern countries, Saudia Arabia accounting for 13.1 per cent of the world total, America 16.5 per cent and Africa 12.1 per cent. Although the Middle East has a lot of oil reserves not much is consumed. North America, Europe and Eurasia consume a lot of oil. This is due to the countries being MEDCs so they will need more fuel as the demand is higher. 2) The factors which cause oil prices to increase are from supply shocks (the OPEC oil embargo...

    Carbon, Carbon dioxide, Coal 625  Words | 2  Pages

  • Climate Change and the Burning of Fossil Fuels

    The debt over burning fossil fuels and the impact it has caused on climate change as been discussed over years without answer as to say if the gradual warming of the earth is a natural process or if human activity has added to the acceleration of climate change or is the key behind it. Evidence of this is the hockey stick debt as temperature rise rapidly once humans became developed. One thing we do know is that there are many natural events that possibly could accelerate global warming but also...

    Atmosphere, Carbon dioxide, Climate 941  Words | 3  Pages

  • Alternative Fuels essay

    Alternative fuels, also known as non- renewable sources, are substances that can be used as fuels, other than conventional fuels. Conventional fuels include: fossil fuels (petroleum (oil), coal, propane, and natural gas), and nuclear materials such as uranium. [ 1] The fuels we use now are finite, meaning they have a limited life expectancy. This along with the toxic waste they produce has made environmentalist and government officials alike take precautionary steps so that we do not...

    Biofuel, Carbon dioxide, Coal 463  Words | 3  Pages

  • Fossil Fuel

    While fossil fuels are critical for the operation of our world their inefficiency and environmentally damaging characteristics take away from their appeal. Currently there are no suitable alternatives to our natural resources because they supply such a large amount of energy to so many people. Because of this research is being conducted to make our resources more efficient, and to find alternatives. This essay addresses the environmental impacts of our fossil fuels. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF FOSSIL...

    Carbon dioxide, Coal, Fossil fuel 422  Words | 2  Pages

  • Summarise the use of ethanol as an alternative fuel source, evaluating the success of current usage and assess its potential use as an alternative fuel.

    fermenting starch, wheat and sugar cane. Ethanol is also made from the hydration of ethylene from petroleum, though the majority of ethanol is produced by fermentation. It is considered an alternative fuel source as it is regarded to be renewable and more beneficial to the environment. As a car fuel ethanol is blended with petrol in different concentrations. In cars, carbon monoxide is produced from the incomplete combustion of petroleum. By adding ethanol which has 35% oxygen the combustion is more...

    Carbon dioxide, Ethanol fuel, Gasoline 1331  Words | 4  Pages

  • Identify Three Renewable Energy Sources and Assess Their Potential to Replace Fossil Fuel

    Identify three renewable energy sources and assess their potential to replace fossil fuel The rapid depletion of fossil fuels has given serious warning that the era of using conventional energy is coming to an end. Due to the energy shortage, a need to find replacement of fossil fuels has appeared. Moreover, problems such as various pollution and serious climate change have occurred, which makes renewable and less pollution energy source alternative choices. Therefore, three options can be suggested...

    Alternative energy, Energy development, Fossil fuel 1774  Words | 6  Pages

  • Saving on Fuel Consumption

    make their residency here the demand for fuel increases, thus, causing higher prices for fuel. Gas prices have been increasing at alarming rates over the last five years. There has also been a significant increase in the use of fossil fuels. This year alone, gas increased to a whopping $3.21 average in the state of Alabama alone (www.gasbuddy.com). California had the biggest increase going above the $5.00 mark (www.gasbuddy.com). As long as our fossil fuel supplies continue to vanish, the price...

    Coal, Diesel fuel, Energy development 790  Words | 3  Pages

  • Fossil Fuels

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