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  • At the moment, fossil fuels are relatively cheap and easy to obtain.
  • Much of our infrastructure is designed to run using fossil fuels.
  • Fossil fuels are non-renewable energy resources. Their supply is limited and they will eventually run out.
  • Coal and oil release sulphur dioxide gas when they burn, which causes breathing problems and contributes to acid rain.
  • When they are burnt they release carbon dioxide, which adds to the greenhouse effect and increases global warming.