Examples of fossil fuel in a Sentence
oil and other fossil fuels
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An editorial in Tulane University's student newspaper takes aim at the fossil fuel industry for its role in coastal erosion.
The solar panels lining the airstrip produce 70 percent of the Brando’s electricity; the rest is produced by generators that run not on fossil fuels but on coconut oil produced in French Polynesia and therefore good for the local economy.
And using any of these fossil fuels adds to the atmospheric carbon dioxide that’s warming our planet.
But the decision to scrap the carbon accounting, done at the behest of fossil fuel companies and think tanks funded by them, has started to create new headaches for the very projects it was intended to help.
The accord, reached by nearly 200 countries in 2015, was meant to limit global warming to 2 degrees or less by 2100, mainly through pledges to cut carbon dioxide and other emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.
Another type of sand is increasingly used in hydraulic fracturing, where it is used to prop open cracks deep in the Earth for fossil fuel extraction.
In March, Robert Goldberg, Barnard’s chief operating officer, said in an interview that the endowment had about $18 million of investments in fossil fuel companies, including private equity partnerships entered into through Investure.
This means less burning of fossil fuel, and so less carbon flowing into the atmosphere, and so less warming of the oceans, and so less intensification of the very weather patterns that bring about the need for stockpiling water.
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FOSSIL FUEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fossil fuel for English Language Learners
: a fuel (such as coal, oil, or natural gas) that is formed in the earth from dead plants or animals
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