Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels such as natural gas, oil, and coal are non-renewable energy sources that are formed from the decomposition of plants and animals over millions of years. They can be extracted from the earth and burned to create energy, and are now the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions.

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U.S. Department of Energy – Fossil Fuels

Environmental Energy and Study Institute – Fossil Fuels

Lehigh Valley Resources

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s Comprehensive Plan of 2014 includes a section that discusses ways to reduce fossil fuel use in the Lehigh Valley in its Integration of Climate and Energy Elements into the Lehigh Valley Comprehensive Plan.




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