Q. Which of the following fossil fuel is called as “Buried Sunshine”?

[A] Crude oil

[B] Natural gas

[C] Coal

[D] Mica

Answer: C


  • Coal is the most abundantly found fossil fuel. It is used as a domestic fuel, in industries such as iron and steel, steam engines and to generate electricity.
  • Electricity from coal is called thermal power. The coal which we are using today was formed millions of years ago when giant ferns and swamps got buried under the layers of earth. Coal is therefore referred to as Buried Sunshine.