fossil fuel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fossil fuel fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content
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Usage

In literature:

George Ingram had made a thorough study of coal, or fossil fuel, its formation and value.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
They must be using fossil-fuel!
"A Slave is a Slave" by Henry Beam Piper
Next to the fossil fuels, the most important products of the rocks in North America are the iron ores.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
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In news:

Obama's war on fossil fuels means higher prices for families.
That both presidential candidates spent significant time during Tuesday's debate trying to one-up each other on how much more fossil fuels they plan to extract, burn and allow into the atmosphere.
Hawaiian Electric to Use Demand Response to Integrate Renewables and Reduce Fossil-Fuel Dependence .
Petty's friend, Mohammad Farah, thinks Mr Obama is right to try to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Fossil Fuel Connected to Hurricane Sandy's Devastation .
While coal trains have been in the news lately, they aren't the only potentially damaging fossil fuel export coming through Oregon's backyards, ranches, forests and streams.
Last Saturday, the website 350.org encouraged people met up to protest dependence on fossil fuels and celebrate community-based activism.
Rise in renewable energy will require more use of fossil fuels.
But why is it still investing in fossil fuels.
Fossil fuel subsidies in focus at climate talks.
Fossil fuel subsidies seen as 'missing piece' of climate puzzle in UN talks.
Fact is, burning fossil fuels is causing dangerous climate change.
Canada's fossil fuel policy myopic and reckless.
Preparation means of various amounts of fossil fuel various molecule distance working.
Worldwide, taxpayer money still favors fossil fuel projects.
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In science:

It is generally believed to be a result of a greenhouse effect by anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
This is likely higher than could be achieved than by burning all the “conventional” fossil fuel reserves—though the actual amount of fossil fuel available is poorly constrained, especially when one includes “exotic” sources such as tar sands (which are already being exploited).
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
RE will improve as fossil fuel prices increase more than twofold.
The Japanese Smart Grid Initiatives, Investments, and Collaborations
In fact it seems clear at this point that as fossil-fuel energy production declines, sufficient energy to ensure the survival of our highly industrialized civilization can not come from a rapid growth of nuclear fission energy of this sort.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
Department of Energy the goals of the initiative are (quote): “First, reduce Americas dependence on foreign sources of fossil fuels and encourage economic growth.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
INTRODUCT ION The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to fossil fuels and the liberalization of the electricity market have led to large scale development of renewable energy generators in electric grids .
Storage Size Determination for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems
For example, a quasi-sustainable presence on the Moon wouldn’t use fossil fuels; it would use solar or nuclear power with a considerable emphasis on conservation.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
INTRODUCT ION As an important method of operation to mitigate the shortage of the fossil fuel and severe environmental problems, the electric vehicle (EV) technology has attracted much interest in recent years.
Charging Scheduling of Electric Vehicles with Local Renewable Energy under Uncertain Electric Vehicle Arrival and Grid Power Price
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