Like any other plant today but the animals may be slightly different
fossil fuels can last
any where from 20-120 years depending on how we treat the earth
Brooke Alexander is the actress in the American Petroleum Institute's commercial.
The principal way that water is used in electricity production is at hydroelectric power stations. Moving water falls though turbines to spin them. The turning turbine shafts power generators which produce power.
Hydroelectric power plants capture the energy of flowing water. Water from a fast flowing stream is run through a turbine, a thing like a giant fan. The turbine spins because of the push of the water. This turning rotates a generator, which is like a huge magnet. As the magnet turns inside a coil of wire, electricity is made.
Hydroelectric power creates electricity through the spinning of turbines through the gravity of the water. The turbines spin magnets in between 2 other magnets, and the moving magnetic fields create currents in nearby electric wires which are than put thought transformers and sent out to consumers.
Acquiring fuels from abroad can pose a national security risk.
Asphalt pavement is recycled more than any other material and its use is growing.
I am pretty sure that LESS electricity is generated with biomass, meaning that its use is not as common as coal.
Fossil fuels won't last for ever. We must research alternative power sources: of which solar power is just one possibility.
In contrast, fossil fuels can have a significant impact on water resources: both coal mining and natural gas drilling can pollute sources of drinking water, and all thermal power plants, including those powered by coal, gas, and oil, withdraw and consume water for cooling.
Coal, natural gas, crude oil are non-renewable fossil resources. Once used up they can't be replaced as they took millions of years to form in the first place. This why we are looking to develop alternative resources, wind, tide, solar, nuclear, and looking for new sources of existing fossil resources.