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Why are fossil fuels important?



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Most of the world's electricity and transport relies on fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas). On the down side, the burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) which is causing global warming. This is why countries are hurrying to move to renewable energy (solar, wind, water, hydro, tidal and wave, geothermal, ocean thermal, biomass, biofuel and hydrogen).