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Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels are specific types of non-renewable energy sources.

Fossils refer to living organisms such as plants and animals that died hundreds of millions of years ago. The energy these organisms received from the sun through photosynthesis when alive is trapped and stored.

Test your knowledge of these energy sources in our Fossil Fuels Quiz below!

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Fossil Fuels

Test your knowledge of fossil fuels in our quick quiz on these energy sources.

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How much energy from a coal power plant makes it to customers as electricity?

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The energy in fossil fuels is stored as . .

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Which of these products is not made from petroleum?

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When did the North Sea oil form?

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Which of these is NOT a fossil fuel?

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Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ is used to harness what?

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How much natural gas is transported through the UK per year?

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