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Why are fossil fuels important?

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Answered 2015-07-28 05:37:51

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 (CO2) 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).

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