Definition: Fossil fuels

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Fossil fuels

Fuels formed in the Earth’s crust over millions of years from decomposed organic matter. Common fossil fuels include petroleum, coal, and natural gas.[1][2]

Wikipedia Definition

Reegle Definition

Energy from fossil sources, such as natural gas and oil. This type of energy contributes to climate change and because of its finite nature it is not a permanent resource.



Related Terms
CoalNatural gasPetroleumElectricityEnergypetroleum
References
  1. http://www.eia.gov/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=F
  2. http://needtoknow.nas.edu/energy/glossary/