Friday, September 28, 2012


It is the energy associated with the use of coal, oil and natural gas.

The form of energy that have fossil fuels is internal energy, which we can take advantage from combustion reactions.

It can transform into what usually is called thermal (heat) energy, electrical energy, kinetic energy (through internal combustion engines), etc. It is used in many industrial and domestic applications.


or ease of extraction
or well developed technology
or as well as source of energy in the processes of separation, provide raw materials for the chemical industry, medicine, food...

or non-renewable. It is estimated that, at the current consumption rate, the reserves will be exhausted in less than 100 years.
or expensive transport
or difficult storage
or causes serious environmental problems: effect greenhouse, acid rain...
or is a waste used to burn materials that are raw materials for the chemical industry, medicine, food, etc.