Advantages And Disadvantages Of Fossil Fuels

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Fossil fuels are hydrocarbons, primarily coal, fuel oil or natural gas, formed from the remains of dead plants and animals, and great sources of energy and great sources of pollution. Fossil fuels are used to power a lot of things, including vehicles, heat homes, industries, manufacturing, and for electricity. Primarily used fossil fuels are coal, natural gas, and oil, these fossil fuels are dangerous to the environment. When fossil fuels are burned, it emits harmful gases in the environment like greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases are gases that traps the heat, and can cause climate change like global warming, rising sea levels, acid rain, and many more. Basically fossil fuels are bad, but can alternative energy …show more content…

Solar energy comes from the sun and many living organisms depend on solar energy, like plant, aquatic life and animals. Solar energy is mainly used to generate heat and light. “Solar energy coming down to the planet is affected by the orbital path of the sun and its variations within the galaxy” according to Rinkesh. Rinkesh also wrote that solar energy was “believed to have been responsible for the breaking of ice during the ice age, which creates the separation of lands and sea.” Anyway about seventy percent of the sunlight gets reflected back into space and thirty percent of the sunlight to create energy for the nation's energy demands. There are two kinds of solar energy, the active solar energy and passive solar energy. Passive solar energy uses duration, position and sun’s rays intensity to its advantage in heating a particular area. Active solar energy uses electrical technology and mechanical technology. Solar energy is an effective alternative for fossil fuels because it does not create pollution and is also renewable. Wind energy is also a popular alternative energy source that have been used for centuries. It was used to power ship and made it possible for explorers to sail long distant lands. Wind energy that can be used to power things are created with windmills, “a single windmill can power crop irrigation, and the family energy needs, water pumping and electric lights” according to Rinkesh

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