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FOSSIL FUELS

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French Equivalent: Combustibles fossiles

Definition:
Fossil fuels are coal, oil and natural gas. They are derived from the remains of ancient plant and animal life.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Energy statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001