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What are biotic recourses?

Living resourses obtained from the biosphere

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What are abiotic recourses?

Not living resources that are obtained from the lithosphere

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What are renewable resources?

Resources that are potentially inexhaustible and will never run out

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What are non renewable rescourses

Recourses that cannot be remade because it would take millions of years

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Why could oil consumption lead to conflict?

It is it high demand and is finite to will run out soon

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What are the advantages of wind energy?

Low cost
Fast growing resource
Accounts for 3% of global energy

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What are the disadvantages of wind energy?

Offshore wind farms require expensive transmission lines

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What are the advantages of coal?

It is cheap
Coal is universally used around the world allready so there isn't a start up cost for producing energy

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What are the disadvantages of coal?

Coal forms co2 when burned and leads to global warming
Mining impacts the surrounding area

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What is an energy mix?

The proportion of different energy sources used by a country

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Why is India's energy demand high in coal?

It has to supply energy to 1.2 billion people and it has huge coal fields and oil reserves

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Why does Iceland use geothermal energy?

It only has a population of 320,000 people and doesn't have any foossik fulesm importing them is expensive so it uses geothermal energy instead

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How are tar sands in Canada being exploited?

Extracting oil from the ground using natural gas

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What is the impact of tar sands in Canada being exploited?

Broken pipelines leave humans exposed to hard chemicals

Large volumes of water are wasted

Vegetation has to be cleared which causes causes abloss if habitats

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What is fracking? UK

Drilling down into shale rocks and then injecting fracking fluid to extract natural gas

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What are the impacts of fracking?

Cheaper fuel
Subsidence in houses
It creates lots of dirty freshwater which can damage ecosystems

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What is nuclear energy?

Power plants produce heat which drives turbines and produces electrical energy

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What are the impacts of nuclear energy?

Change of natural disasters like Chernobyl or fukushima

Waste products are highly reactive and need to be stored for many many years which is expensive