How much does the United States depend on fossil fuels? This web page, part of a site on the future of energy, introduces students to fossil fuels as an energy source. Here students read about the uses, benefits, and limitations of fossil fuels. There is also information on how these fuels are distributed geographically and how they affect the U.S. economy through supply and demand. Thought-provoking questions afford students opportunities to reflect on what they've read. Articles about clean coal, the national energy policy, and the formation of fossil fuels, together with a fossil fuels fact sheet, are accessible from a sidebar. In addition, five PBS NewsHour links to energy-related stories are included.


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