• Fossil fuels are compounds of carbon and hydrogen, called hydrocarbons.
  • They are made from plants and animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago.
  • The solar energy stored in fossil fuels is a rich source of energy.
  • But because they take so long to form, they are nonrenewable.
  • Use this resource to answer the questions that follow: How do fossil fuels form?
  • What do we use fossil fuels for in terms of energy?
  • Why do geopolitical issues arise regarding fossil fuels?
  • What does this really mean?
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