How long will fossil fuels last?
Global fossil fuel consumption is on the rise, and new reserves are becoming harder to find. Those that are discovered are significantly smaller than the ones that have been found in the past. Oil reserves are a good example: 16 of the 20 largest oil fields in the world have reached peak level production – they’re simply too small to keep up with global demand.
In order to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5°C, we need to leave up to 80% of our fossil fuel reserves in the ground – but globally, our reliance on fossil fuels is increasing
Therefore, we are working on using Renewable Energy Source instead of A non-renewable energy source
The major types or sources of renewable energy are:
- Solar energy from the sun
- Wind energy
- Geothermal energy from the heat inside the earth
- Hydropower from flowing water
- Ocean energy in the form of wave, tidal, current energy and oceanthermal energy.
- Biomass from plants
The major types or sources of non-renewable energy are:
- Hydrocarbon gas liquids
- Natural gas
- Nuclear energy