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1

What is the energy security index

How secure the source is

2

What is an energy mix

When you aren't reliant on one type of resource.

3

What environmental factors affect access to and consumption of resources

-If sunshine hours are low and only for half the year, you can't use solar panels
-Natural disasters can interrupt business such as fires in power stations
-Nuclear reactions require water to cool.
-Potential sources available or not

4

What social factors affect access to and consumption of resources

-People are not always skilled enough to create systems or access sources
-Increased demand increase energy use
-Some believe they are entitled to having an industrial revolution
-Health risks

5

What economic factors affect access to and consumption of resources

-Weak economies mean lack of funding for research into new sources
-Renewable energy sources are expensive to start up. (Not economically viable)
-Ability to import sources
-Cost of accessing eg. mining, drilling

6

What % of UK's energy does wind provide

3%

7

In 2006 how much energy consumed derived from fossil solar fuels

92%

8

How much gas was UK based in 2004 and in 2020 how much will be from abroad

95%
8% UK 40% abroad

9

What is the main governmental goal

Building diverse, low carbon sustainable energy mix, removing reliance

10

What have electricity prices risen by

electricity prices have risen 4x as much as wages, 2x as much as inflation

11

What is a black out

Short period, phased, no energy

12

What is a brown out

Pick high consumption areas

13

How much % did the 'big 6' lose in the market and what did this enable people to do

Lost 10% market share. People save by switching