Fossil fuels-including coal, natural gas, and oil-are formed from the fossilized remains of prehistoric plants and animals, and fossil fuels provide about 95% of the world's total energy. Alternative fuels are better for the environment and often better for the economy than fossil fuels. Learn about the controversies and conservation plans surrounding fossil fuels, and explore the alternatives.
it is better than fossil fuels because it is better for our environment and it will last way longer than fossil fuels. :)
because it doesnt use up fossil fuels.(:
Of all the fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), coal emits the most carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas causing global warming. Just about anything is better than coal.
it is less damaging to our environment, specifically the ozone layer, causing global warming. also wind is renewable. so in many cases, wind kicks fossil fuel's butt! Wind power is a better option than fossil fuels because wind is free,obviously, but fossil fuels takes over 60million years to form into coal to burn. .Its a clean energy .Reduces greenhouse gases and pollution .Fossil fuels can make people ill
Natural gas is a fossil fuel. But, in fact, it releases less carbon dioxide than coal or oil, so a natural gas power station is much better for the environment than a coal-fired one.
it is way better than fossil fuels
It is better for the environment because it does not release polluting gases like fossil fuels do.
Fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) are cheaper than renewable fuels because there is not yet any price on carbon dioxide emissions.
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It's not. Biomass causes lots more carbon emmissions when burned than regular fossil fuels do. Fossil fuels also burn more efficiently.
Hydroelectric power is better than fossil fuels because it is renewable. The water cycle ensures that there will always be water flowing downstream to turn turbines. Fossil fuels take millions of years to create.
Hydroelectric power is better than fossils fuels because it is renewable and environmentally friendly. Hydroelectric power is also very efficient and inexpensive compared to fossil fuels.
An answer is impossible, valid for all countries. Uranium is less pollutant than coal and release more energy; also it is an alternative to fossil fuels. I consider that the sources of energy of the world must be variate.
they all provide heat and light a lot better and faster than renewable resources
Fossil fuels are pure fuel - all the other organic chemical have been separated out due to geologic processes and industrial refining. Wood for instance has a lot of water, air and protein in it that decrease its fuel value. Biomass is better than fossil fuels... when we burn fossil fuels then co2 is let out i the oatmosphere...
It is better for the environment than other fuels like: Fossil fuels. Fossil fuels le carbon dioxide into the environment
Yes. Hydro power can generate electricity that is clean, green, renewable and free. Fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) emit carbon dioxide pollution (causing global warming) when used, as well as other by-products.
Fossil fuels (coal and methane)
Yes, for oil and natural gas. For coal, possible not.
It has very little effect on the natural environment, this is why many people think it is better than burning fossil fuels like coal or oil
All carbon based fuels produce carbon dioxide when burned. These include: fossil fuels (coal. oil, natural gas) alcohols bio-fuels (wood, charcoal, waste burning including cremation) specialty industrial fuels (acetylene etc.) carbon monoxide Coal and petroleum are the two primary fossil fuels. Oxidizing methane also releases CO2, but that is 25 times better than releasing methane, itself an even more potent greenhouse gas.
Because hydrogen when burnt releases only water as a byproduct. Fossil fuels release pollution in the form of carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, causing global warming. So hydrogen is a much better fuel than fossil fuel (coal, oil and natural gas).
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Coal is the most commonly burnt of the fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas). It is also the dirtiest, releasing more greenhouse gas than the others.
There are many sources of energy that can be converted to electric energy. In many countries, most electric energy is produced by fossil fuels -- mostly coal, some natural gas, etc. However, in a few countries such as France and Belgium, most electric energy is produced from something other than fossil fuels. What can you use instead of fossil fuels?
Coal is not better than other energy sources. It is easy to dig up and cheap, if the company does not pay a carbon price, but it emits vast amounts of carbon dioxide which is causing global warming. Of the fossil fuels, natural gas is better than oil, and oil is better than coal, regarding their CO2 emissions, but they all pollute. Any renewable energy source is better, solar, hydro, wind, tidal, wave, geothermal and… Read More
Its better because it uses less gases and energy
becaus the fossil fuels are better today cuz we have a lot more backup than they had back then
No, coal is not an alternative energy source. "Alternative" energy sources means energy sources other than fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas).
If this is a question of green energy, then yes, solar power is better than coal because it is a renewable source. Coal is a fossil fuel that is non-renewable.
Because renewable means we can make more of them, we never have to run out. Fossil fuels will be all used up one day.
Fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) are generally available worldwide, but the production is dominated by a few countries with large reserves and the capacity to produce and refine them. Oil and natural gas are more widely sought than coal, which is more difficult to refine and creates greater emissions when burned.
Of the fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), oil releases less carbon dioxide pollution than coal (but more than natural gas).
Natural gas, when burnt, releases less carbon dioxide than oil, and much less than coal. As carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, causing global warming when emitted from fossil fuels, natural gas is slightly better for the environment.
No. Fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) emit carbon dioxide pollution (causing global warming) when used, as well as other by-products. Hydro power is clean, green, renewable and free.
Yes. When burning coal, this is a fossil fuel. Also, fossil fuels provide every day energy like heating homes and cooking food. Britain is now trying to rely on its own sources rather than other countries. Hope this helps :-)
The three main fossil fuels are coal, oil and natural gas. Alike: They are all non-renewable They all emit carbon dioxide, one of the greenhouse gases. They all cause global warming. Different: Coal is solid, and emits the most Carbon dioxide (CO2) Oil is liquid, and emits less carbon dioxide than coal. Natural gas is gas, and emits less carbon dioxide than any other fossil fuel.
When fossil fuels are burned they produce Carbon dioxide (among other things), which is a 'greenhouse gas.' The only product from burning Hydrogen is water.
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greener, but unimaginably more expensive.
No. Petrol is cleaner than coal, but it is not the cleanest. Natural gas (methane (CH4)) is the cleanest burning fuel, emitting the smallest amount of carbon dioxide of all the fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas).
The Chinese were using coal more than 3000 years ago, but not on any large scale. The world started to seriously burn fossil fuels from the start of the Industrial Revolution around 1760, about 250 years ago.
The burning of coal emits more carbon dioxide than any of the other fossil fuels.
One benefit of burning coal is that it is easy to burn. It is less expensive than some other fossil fuels and water that is heated by coal converts to steam and can generate electricity.
Here are some true statements about fossil fuels. They are composed either of carbon (in the case of coal) or hydrocarbons (in all other cases). The planet Earth has only a limited quantity of fossil fuels. Burning fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide gas. Fossil fuel prices have been rising for the past century, and are likely to rise a lot more in the future. More money is spent on the importation of fossil fuel than… Read More
Fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) began their lives as organic matter more than 300 million years ago.)
Natural gas is the cleanest burning of the fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas). It emits less greenhouse gas than the other two.
well that depends compare to solar energy i think fossil fuels make the most energy out of any other kind of energy because they have coal, petroleum, oil and natural gas in wish solar energy depends on the sun and wind energy in the wind that is why fossil fuels produced more energy than any other.
Solar power is a renewable source of energy, therefore are renewable. While fossil fuels are non-renewable making them a form of pollution to the earth. Hope i helped:)