Definition of 'fossil fuel'
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The agreement means making serious cuts in the reliance on fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Natural gas burns more cleanly than other fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If we can move away from fossil fuels we might halt warming sea temperatures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Carbon monoxide is produced when fossil fuels burn without a good air supply. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Experts predict the element will help the world move away from fossil fuels and into a new era of battery powered energy. The Sun (2017)Opening up a new fossil fuel industry will not help us move to a low carbon economy and regulation cannot make fracking safe. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Oil companies reject this scenario, arguing that fossil fuels will be consumed for a long time to come. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One difference between refuelling an EV compared with a fossil fuel vehicle is the time spent at the pump. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It allows us to keep using fossil fuels but at a relatively low cost,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Investors may find that their money is funding activities at odds with their values, with significant tracker investments in sectors such as tobacco and fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The gases can be caused by burning fossil fuels such as oil and coal. The Sun (2009)Unlike fossil fuel plants it is carbon neutral. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They can switch from fossil fuels to less polluting energy sources. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)Natural gas is a fossil fuel. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Our favourite fossil fuel is oil. The Sun (2009) Oil and other fossil fuels would have to fill the gap, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is a tax on energy, carbon or fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's my view that we cannot just continue with fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Plainly put, nations burn fossil fuels not to annoy the environmentalists but because they support economic growth. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I have no confidence that fossil fuel energy is going to be competitive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A theory which said that the burning of fossil fuels was dangerous. The Sun (2013)Democrats stand ready to fight this threat because they can deploy their favourite weapons of centralised control of the economy and a crackdown on fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And in winter - fossil fuel or not - repair or replacement is nigh on impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The huge economic growth of the past 150 years has been built on fossil fuels - oil and coal. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The carbon dioxide in vehicle exhaust derives from oil, a fossil fuel, formed many millions of years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In this country, more than threequarters of the grid's power comes from the fossil fuels of gas and coal. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A key reason was that predictions of fossil fuel use rely heavily on economic predictions, which have been shown to be almost useless. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Over a third of world energy is based on coal, the remainder mainly on oil and gas - all fossil fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So, second, if the world went cold turkey on fossil fuels the people who would suffer most would be the poor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Coal is on its way out and, while gas importantly emits the least carbon of any fossil fuel, it cannot carry the load on its own. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A few years ago environmentalists argued that fertiliser would soon run short, because it is made using natural gas, a fossil fuel. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'fossil fuel'
British English: fossil fuel NOUN
Fossil fuel is fuel such as coal or oil that is formed from the decayed remains of plants or animals.
Burning fossil fuels uses oxygen and produces carbon dioxide.
- American English: fossil fuel
- Brazilian Portuguese: combustível fóssil
- Chinese: 化石燃料
- European Spanish: combustible fósil
- French: combustible fossile
- German: fossiler Brennstoff
- Italian: combustibile fossile
- Japanese: 化石燃料
- Korean: 화석 연료
- European Portuguese: combustível fóssil
- Spanish: combustible fósil
Definition of fossil fuel from the Collins English Dictionary
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