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Sources of Energy Have you ever thought about how we get the energy to run the things we take for granite every single day There are many sources of energy that that are used for transportation heat light and the manufacturing of goods of all kinds The development of science and civilization is closely linked to the availability of energy in useful forms The seven main energy sources are fossil fuels hydroelectric solar power win power geothermal nuclear power and biomass energy By harnessing the sun wind falling water plant matter and heat from the earth energy planners expect to decrease the environmental impact on energy use Most of the nonhydro renewable power comes through some form of combustion such as the burning of biomass landfill gas or municipal solid waste Little electricity comes from solar wind and geothermal sources Factors that are increasing interest in renewable energy include cost advantages in niche markets regulatory pressures customer service requirements fuel flexibility and security One of the biggest source of energy is fossil fuels Fossil fuels have served as a reliable source of heat for cooking and warmth since the beginning of history The common fossil fuels are coal peat lignite petroleum and natural gas Coal gas coke water gas and producer gas can be made by using coal as the principal ingredient These such artificial gases can be used for fuel illuminant and a source material for the manufacturing of synthetic ammonia Gasoline kerosene and fuel oil are made from petroleum They are mainly used for transportation if the fuel is used in a liquid form Natural gas is a natural mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons found from the ground or obtained from specially driven wells The composition of natural gas varies in different localities It is used extensively as an illuminant and a fuel Some geologists theorize that natural gas is a by-product of decaying vegetable matter in underground strata Others think it
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