Fossil Fuel

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Fossil Fuel
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Last Edit Date 2018-06-29

Fossil Fuel means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Fossil fuel is Hydrocarbons, primarily coal, fuel oil or natural gas, formed from the remains of dead plants and animals. Fossil fuel is a general term for buried combustible geologic deposits of organic materials, formed from decayed plants and animals that have been converted to crude oil, coal, natural gas, or heavy oils by exposure to heat and pressure in the earth’s crust over hundreds of millions of years.

European Commission Strategic Energy Technologies Information System, Glossary, https://setis.ec.europa.eu/glossary#letter_f