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Fossil Fuels

energy
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fossil fuels
made from living matter millions of years old
renewable energy
anything capable of producing energy and can be used over and over again. ex sunlight and wind power.
non renewable energy
when you use up this kind of energy, it's gone for good
fractional distillation
heating petroleum separate the parts, like gasoline and asphalt
efficiency
the percentage of energy that is actually used to perform work
nuclear energy
energy obtained from nuclear reactions
fission
the splitting of uranium atoms
thermal
relating to or associated with heat