energy mix

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  • Created on: 08-05-19 11:29
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  • energy mix
    • physical availability
      • UK
        • increased use of north sea oil and gas after 1970s
      • Norway
        • HEP natural energy choice
        • much of Norway's oil and natural gas is exported
    • Cost
      • UK
        • N. sea reserves 'secure' alternative to rising price of Middle east Eastern oil
        • N.sea oil is expensive to extract
        • oil and gas stocks are decline UK import more
      • Norway
        • HEP supplies 98% of Norway's renewable energy
        • HEP costs are low once capital investment is complete
        • Transfer of electricity to users is expensive
    • Technology
      • UK
        • current technology and environmental policy make extraction and use of remaining coal unrealistic and expensive
        • clean coal technology but no political support
      • Norway
        • Deepwater drilling tech - enabled Norway and the UK to extract N.sea and gas
    • political considerations
      • UK
        • increased reliance on imported energy affects energy security
        • public concern growing over fracking
        • Privatisation of the UK's energy supply industry means overseas companies e.g. EDF (French) decide which energy sources will mett UK demand
      • Norway
        • gov. prevent foreign companies from owning primary energy sources sites e.g. waterfalls, mines, forests
        • some gov. profit goes from fossil fuels sales go to wealth fund to prepare for a future without fossil fuels and to invest in sustainable projects
    • Level of Dev.
      • UK
        • GDP US$41,200 (2014)
        • Energy use per capital - 2752 kg oil equivalent (2014)
      • Norway
        • GDP - US$61,500 (2014)
        • energy per capital - 5854 kg oil equivalent
    • environmental priorities
      • UK
        • plans to inc. nuclear power in energy mix
      • Norway
        • plans to carbon neutral by 2050
    • 2015 - UK and Norway committed to a 40% reduction in domestic greenhouse gases emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels


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