Why is the sun the original source of energy for fossil fuels?
Oil comes from dead plants. To make plants grow, there must be photosynthesis, which in the simplest form takes energy from the sun, water and carbon dioxide to create sugar and other organic molecules. So, the chemicals in plants can be considered to have locked in energy from the organic chemicals, which is released if they are burned as plants, or millions of years later as fossil fuels.
Nonrenewable energy is derived from any source that you cannot replace. This would include: Fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) or Radioactive materials or fissionables (uranium, thorium etc.). Some energy is technically nonrenewable (e.g. geothermal - as it requires the removal of heat from the Earth's core) but are for all purposes is not exhaustible due the amount available.The nonrenewable energy usually of concern are therefor the non-renewable/exhaustible sources.
Most countries burn fossil fuels to generate electricity. If they used solar power to generate electricity, then They would not have to use so much fossil fuel. Solar Energy itself does not reduce the use of fossil fuels. But the use of solar energy should hopefully reduce the need of fossil fuels to create energy, so therefore the more we can use solar power as an energy source instead of fossil fuels, the more we…
Fossil fuels are stores of chemical energy. The chemicals are various hydrocarbons. The original source of the energy locked in these chemicals is Sunlight. The fuel formed from the remains of plankton that were buried beneath the Earth millions of years ago. Geothermal processes converted the remains of living creatures to the hydrocarbons that we now call fossil fuels. Fossils do not make energy. Fossils are usually from larger animals and plants, but the term…
Fossil fuels are made from plant and vegetable matter that died millions of years ago. The plants and vegetables got their energy from the main energy source around here - our sun. Essentially, fossil fuels can be regarded as stored energy from the sun. We use/release that energy again by burning the fuel.