Is nuclear energy a fossil fuel?

Answer Nuclear energy is not a fossil fuel. Nuclear energy is released by the splitting or merging together of the nuclei of atoms. This energy is then translated into a usable form. Fossil fuels come fro... Read More »

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Is fossil fuel a kinetic energy or a potential energy?

Fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, store potential energy until this energy is released through the process of combustion. When a fossil fuel is burned, energy is released in the form of heat.Sou... Read More »

What is a major source of energy in the formation of fossil fuel?

Two major sources of energy that formed fossil fuels are heat and pressure. Oil and natural gases were formed from plants and animals in water buried under layers of silt. Oil formed in the hotter ... Read More »

Which fossil fuel is used most to produce energy?

Liquid petroleum products provide most of the world's energy. Out of a total ~500 quadrillion Btu (British thermal units) used per year, petroleum provides about 40 percent of the energy. Coal prov... Read More »

What device in a nuclear power plant creates nuclear energy?

Nuclear power plants contain reactors, which are the devices that create the nuclear energy. The plants use the heat generated by the reactors to vaporize water which then rotates turbines to creat... Read More »