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A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried .... In the United States, more than 90% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the combustion of fossil fuels. ..... from a revision of the article "Fossil fuel" dated 2010-08-24, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article.

www.rockymountainenergyforum.com/article/where-fossil-fuels-come-from

There are three major forms of fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. ... They do one thing just like plants; they can convert sunlight directly into stored energy.

fossil.energy.gov/education/energylessons/coal/gen_howformed.html

Feb 12, 2013 ... Contrary to what many people believe, fossil fuels are not the remains of dead dinosaurs. In fact, most of the fossil fuels we find today were ...

techalive.mtu.edu/meec/module19/Page4.htm

In the same way that we burn wood to release energy that trees capture from the sun, we burn fossil fuels to release the energy that ancient plants captured from ...

www.sciencedaily.com/terms/fossil_fuel.htm

A small portion of hydrocarbon-based fuels are biofuels derived from atmospheric carbon dioxide, and thus do not increase the net amount of carbon dioxide in ...

www.quora.com/Where-do-fossil-fuels-come-from-How-were-they-formed

Fossil fuels are called "fossil" because these fuels are preserved carbon- hydrogen remnants of ancient life. The three main types of fossil fuel ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/do-fossil-fuels-come-from-actual-fossils_us_5951c0ade4b0c85b96c65c33

Jun 29, 2017 ... The term 'fossil fuel' is a bit of a misnomer. It refers to fuels that come from ancient life forms that lived long ago (on the order of millions of ...

www.lenntech.com/greenhouse-effect/fossil-fuels.htm

Characteristics, origin, applications and effects of fossil fuels. ... Natural gas does not release as much carbon dioxide because of its methane structure.

www.livescience.com/9404-mysterious-origin-supply-oil.html

Oct 10, 2005 ... But where does oil really come from, and how much is left? ... A so-called fossil fuel, petroleum is believed by most scientists to be the ...