Please spend the lesson time on Friday and some time at home before Tuesday to do the essays that we have discussed together in class:
1a) Using the figure, explain why oil exploration in the areas shown could lead to high economic and environmental costs (10)
b) Assess the relative importance of named players in the global SUPPLY of energy (15)
2a) Using the figure, suggest reasons for the changes to global electricity generation between 1973-2006 (10)
b) Using named examples, assess the extent to which energy insecurity might lead to conflicts within and between countries (15)
(In an exam you would have 80 minutes to complete all of these questions above)
A really fun former pupil of mine (from my old school in the UK) is doing an MA in journalism and is contributing to a blog. Have a look at his lastest post about very strange foods around the world!
A fictional scenario for 2016….with real interviews! Easy viewing….
Children living near nuclear power plants do not have an increased risk of developing leukaemia, a study says.
Experts looked at data on 10,000 children diagnosed under five between 1962 and 2007, and where they lived.
The British Journal of Cancer study is not the first to rule out a link – but previous studies’ methods were challenged.
Cancer Research UK said the results were “heartening” but added monitoring should continue.
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Work is to begin on the largest tidal turbine energy project in Europe after the Scottish government approved it.
MeyGen is to install the tidal array in stages in the Pentland Firth, between Orkney and the Scottish mainland.
It will begin with a 9MW demonstration project of up to six turbines, with construction expected to take place on a phased basis until 2020.
When fully operational, the 86MW array could generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 42,000 homes.
That is the equivalent of 40% of homes in the Highlands, the Scottish government said.
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