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Will the use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar ever overtake our use of fossil fuels?


asked Oct 02 '11 at 11:06

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chris ♦♦

The term "fossil fuels" is probably a misnomer.

They call petroleum a fossil fuel because the theory was that rotting dinosaurs millions of years ago somehow compressed in some geologic process to create oil. This theory is incredibly unlikely and fails to explain how oil fields tapped dry were miraculously producing just a few years later.

Oil is produced through geologic processes in the earth, and therefore is a "renewable energy source".

answered Oct 02 '11 at 11:21

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nice troll lol :D

(Oct 02 '11 at 11:31) Yarvaxea Yarvaxea's gravatar image

Renewable, if you count it taking millions of years to do so. So if we run out, what do you think we can do?

(Oct 02 '11 at 11:37) archaeme archaeme's gravatar image

Yes of course it will, nonrenewable energy will eventually be depleted. Some countries are trying to get rid of them, namely Scandinavia, Germany, France and Switzerland. They all got plans to become nonusers of fossil fuels by 2030 and I do hope that the US and China go the same way.

answered Oct 02 '11 at 11:29

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Yes, it will take alittle but they will pass. And the planet will thanks.

answered Oct 02 '11 at 20:23

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I don't think wind and solar will be the main energy source, but I think they'll be commonplace. I'm hoping for fusion, but it wasn't looking so good last time I checked.

answered Dec 17 '12 at 20:46

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