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Can Renewable Energy Replace Fossil Fuels?
Can Renewable Energy Replace Fossil Fuels? 2deep beneath the Earth’s surface. The plants and animal fossils were then simultaneously changed into the explosive materials that we use today for our daily fuel. The earliest known fossil fuel deposits are from about 500 million years ago when the majority of the dominant groups of animals originally appeared on Earth. Some fossil fuels later showed up such as peat or lignite coal or better know as soft coal, these deposits began their creation just five million years ago. “Fossil fuel industries drill or mine for these energy sources, burn them to produce electricity or refine them for use as fuel for heating or transportation. Over the past 20 years, nearly three-fourths of human-caused emissions came from the burning of fossil fuels” (energy.gov).We have completely become dependent on fossil fuels to heat our homes, run our cars, power our offices, industry, and manufacturing, and supports our insistent need to power all of our electrical goods. Almost all of the energy needed to meet our needs which are about 80 percent of global energy, is supplied from burning fossil fuels. The rate that we are going with our global energy demands, the fossil fuels will not be able to replenish fast enough to keep up with our growing needs. Our insatiable consumption of these non-renewable fuels has become aproblem because of the emission of greenhouse gases and the pollutants that are sent out into the atmosphere which has become the leading cause of global warming and climate change.Renewable energy is energy that comes from a natural process such as sunlight and wind. Solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, bioenergy and ocean power are all sources that we can access and use as renewable energy. Right now renewables are being applied in electricity,

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