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Examples: oil, gas, coal (fossil fuels) and
Fossil fuels were formed from decayed organisms a long time ago under tremendous pressure.
Fossil fuels are the remains of once living organisms that have been buried and compressed under many layers of sediment.
Fossil fuels were forming way before dinosaurs lived
Hydroelectric energy is energy that comes from moving water to create electricity.
Wind energy is energy from moving air to create electricity.
Solar energy is energy that comes from the sun. Solar energy can be used create heat OR to create electricity.
Biomassis organic material made from plants and animals. Biomass contains stored energy from the sun.
Source: The National Energy Education Project
Geothermal energy is heat from within the Earth. The heat as steam or hot water and is used heat buildings or generate electricity.