list any 6 disadvantages using fossil fuels for the production of energy

Asked by  | 22nd Feb, 2012, 10:54: AM

Expert Answer:

  • Basically, the main drawback of fossil fuels is pollution. Burning any fossil fuel produces carbon dioxide, which contributes to the "greenhouse effect" and thereby causes global warming. Oil and coal burning are responsible for acid rain
  • Coal-fired power stations need huge amounts of fuel,
  • Fuel emissions are responsible for climate change
  • Fossil fuels are not a renewable energy resource. It would take millions of years to replace coal, and oil, and we’re using them quickly
  • While coal is much more plentiful than oil, extraction of coal can be very unsafe, and is damaging to the environment on a large scale, causing erosion, acidification of the environment, and destruction of wild lands.

Answered by  | 22nd Feb, 2012, 12:55: PM

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