Fossil fuels are utilized because they are abundant and easy to use. They make modern living and the development and technology possible. Fossil fuel by-products are used to produce electricity and manufacture medicines,... More »

Fossil fuels are not renewable resources because there is a finite amount of them on Earth. Renewable resources only include resources that do not run out, and examples include wind and solar energy, or even wood since t... More » Science Earth Science Geology

Four types of fossil fuels include the traditional fossil fuels of oil, coal and natural gas, and a third propriety fuel developed by British Petroleum known as Orimulsion. Fossil fuels are found within the Earth and are... More »

Fossil fuels are formed from the decayed matter of plants and animals that have been exposed to heat and pressure underneath the earth's crust for millions of years. These once-living organisms are slowly broken down int... More »

Fossil fuels are natural fuels made up of decomposed organic materials that are typically burned to produce steam to turn a turbine, which then produces AC power through a generator. Fossil Fuel energy plants burn either... More »

Fossil fuels store sunlight, which derives from plants using energy from the sun for photosynthesis. This light energy remains dormant in fossil fuels and dates back many years. Fossil fuels release this energy upon acti... More »

Fossil fuels formed 300 million years ago during the Carboniferous Period, a time before the dinosaurs, according to Kidzworld. Fossil fuels comprise plant and animal remains that became buried under the earth. More » Science Environmental Science Natural Resources