Fossil Fuel Facts
The United States is the number one country in the world when to comes to the use of fossil fuels. Fossil fuel is naturally formed from dead plants and animals over millions and millions of years. Oil, natural gas, and coal are examples of fossil fuels. Here are some other interesting fossil fuel facts.
Everyone is aware the burning of fossil fuels is the biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions and the leading contributor to green house gases and to global warming. A large amount of carbon dioxide occurs when you burn fossil fuels. As China and India rev up and citizens gain wealth there will be a significant increase in the number of automobiles. A major concern for the world's environment.
Fossil fuels are used to power our vehicles, cool and heat our homes and to generate electricity. Fossil fuels are rapidly being depleted and new technologies are needed develop and perfect alternative fuel and alternative fuel options for the future. Did you know that the average American uses about twelve barrels of oil per year.
The energy and fuel sectors are experiencing a remarkable growth in the interest for alternative fuel vehicles. The major car manufacturers are reacting fast and producing alternative fuel vehicles that use Flex Fuel (using more than one type of fuel - like gas and ethanol), electricity, ethanol, hydrogen and even electricity.
Citizens are taking the initiative and converting their gas burning car to alternative fuels and a grass root efforts has given birth to a new green movement focuses on the development of alternative fuel sources and ideas.
The most important fact about fossil fuel is the absence of practical alternatives to replace this precious and dwindling energy resource. Today, we face a critical technological challenge of finding an alternative fuel solution (preferably a renewable energy source) to our fossil fuel dilemma.