Fossil fuels are found in almost every product we use daily, they are hydro-carbon primarily coal, fuel oil or natural gas formed from the remains of dead plants and animals. Fossil fuel principally consists of carbon and hydrogen bonds. One major use of this product is as fuel, gasoline for cars, jet fuel, heating oil, and natural gas used to generate electricity.
There are three types of fossil fuel: coal, oil and natural gas. Fossil fuels are created when organic matter decays and becomes compressed beneath layers and layers of sand, earth, rock, and oceans. Burning fossil fuels yields carbon dioxide water and energy When fossil fuels are burned they release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases which in turn trap heat in our atmosphere making them the primary contributions to global warming and climate change. The process of burning fossil fuel is known as combustion.
Fossil fuels are abundant and relatively cheap, it has also contributed to the overall welfare of the economy, it is reliable and easy to transport. However, fossil fuel emits harmful pollutants long before they are burned. Fossil fuel causes land degradation, water pollution, ocean acidification, global warming pollution and other forms of air pollution.
Therefore I introduce us to a better source of energy which is renewable energies. These are sources of clean, inexhaustible and increasingly competitive energy. They differ from fossil fuels principally in their diversity, abundance and potential for use anywhere on the planet, but above all, in that they produce neither greenhouse gases – which cause climate change – nor polluting emissions. Their costs are also falling and at a sustainable rate, whereas the general cost trend for fossil fuels is in the opposite direction in spite of their present volatility.
With this renewable energy which comes in different forms such as wind energy, solar energy, hydraulic or hydroelectric energy, geothermal energy (although in my opinion, the solar energy stands out) would make life better and the earth a better habitable place in the nearest future.