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Fossil Fuel

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...

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Fossil Fuels

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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;...

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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...

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