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15 Jan 2019
This year, we shared the stories of some of our most passionate people in our Sustainability Report and Shareholder Review, and asked what 'good energy' meant to them.
6 March 2015
What is a fossil fuel? Well, it may sound a bit like a dinosaur, and that’s not actually that far from the truth. Put simply, it’s a fuel formed over millions of years from organic matter such as plankton, plants and other life forms.
Worldwide, about 89 million barrels of oil and liquid fuels are consumed every single day.6
Fossil fuels come from carbon-based organic matter. Using them to generate electricity produces greenhouse gases. Gas is often referred to as a ‘cleaner energy source’ because it can emit less than half the carbon emissions of coal.
Renewables, on the other hand, are not carbon-based materials. They are from sources that nature constantly replenishes, such as the sun, wind and water.
An important distinction between renewables and fossil fuels is that renewables do not produce greenhouse gases when used to produce electricity. For this reason, renewable sources are often called ‘green energy’.