Geologic Resources. Autumn Million Jen DePaoli. There are three major fossil fuels: coal, oil, and natural gas Currently provide 85% of all the energy consumed in the United States. 2/3 of electricity Just about all of our transportation fuels.
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Currently provide 85% of all the energy consumed in the United States.
2/3 of electricity
Just about all of our transportation fuels
Coal, oil, and gas are fossil fuels because they were formed from the fossilized remains of prehistoric animals and plant .Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuels are currently the most economically exploitable sources of power for personal and commercial useFossil Fuels
It also contains small amounts of nitrogen and sulfur.
Coal has had a big impact on the environment and it has also created health problems for coal miners due to over exposure to coal.Coal
Supplies 99% of our automobile fuel
Along with natural gas, supplies more than 60% of energy consumed in the US
The US obtains less than half of its oil from domestic fields
Two-thirds of oil discovered in the US remains in the groundOil
OPEC controls much of world’s oil
Cause of high gas prices
Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Stockpiled oil along the Gulf coastline
Pres. Bush has ordered it to be filled to its 700 million barrel capacity by 2005Oil
Domestically produced and readily available
Over half of America’s homes and businesses use natural gas
Accounts for 24% of all energy consumed in USNatural Gas
An increasing source of alternative fuel because of its less harmful emissions
Over 100,000 cars in the US run on natural gas
Natural gas produces less carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides than other fossil fuelsNatural Gas