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World Consumption


Describe patterns of world energy consumption and explain causes and consequences

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World Consumption


Describe patterns of world energy consumption and explain causes and consequences

what patterns can you see?

Global distribution of light pollution as a result of energy production

Global distribution of light pollution as a result of energy production

 
 

patterns of world energy consumption

The British thermal unit (BTU or Btu) is a traditional unit of work equal to about 1055 joules. It is the amount of work needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.

The British thermal unit (BTU or Btu) is a traditional unit of work equal to about 1055 joules. It is the amount of work needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.

TASK

  1. Describe the global pattern of energy consumption (short paragraph)
    • Name regions, with reference to continents and countries, with high energy consumption
      • Name regions, with reference to continents and countries, with high energy consumption
    • Provide supporting data from the key

 

causes and consequences

TASK

  1. Read pp 284-285
  2. Explain how population growth and economic development have caused increased energy consumption
  3. Summarise the consequences (positive and negative) of this in the form of a spider diagram
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Non-Renewable


Describe the significance of coal, oil, natural gas and fuelwood in terms of their availability and their contribution in supplying vast amounts of energy.

Non-Renewable


Describe the significance of coal, oil, natural gas and fuelwood in terms of their availability and their contribution in supplying vast amounts of energy.

 

TASK

Create a Pecha Kucha presentation and class handout for one source of energy.

(Pecha Kucha = Presentation of 20 slides in 20 seconds)

 
 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Definition and description of how energy source is formed
  • Relevant pictures and diagrams with description and extra information
  • Map and graph with description of patterns
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Case study example 
  • Bibliography
 

NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY:

  1. Oil
  2. Coal
  3. Natural Gas
  4. Fuelwood
  5. Nuclear

RENEWABLE ENERGY:

  1. Geothermal
  2. Wind
  3. Water
  4. Solar
  5. Biofuels
 

RESOURCES

iGCSE Text Book // 286 - 296

 

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Renewables


Describe the growing significance of renewable energy supplies (geothermal, wind, running water, solar, biofuels) to reduce dependence upon fossil fuels, alleviate the world’s energy crisis, and offer opportunities for the development of alternative energy sources

Renewables


Describe the growing significance of renewable energy supplies (geothermal, wind, running water, solar, biofuels) to reduce dependence upon fossil fuels, alleviate the world’s energy crisis, and offer opportunities for the development of alternative energy sources

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Fuelwood


Describe the significance of fuelwood in LEDCs in terms of their availability and their contribution in supplying vast amounts of energy

Fuelwood


Describe the significance of fuelwood in LEDCs in terms of their availability and their contribution in supplying vast amounts of energy

Why is fuelwood an important source of energy developing countries?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using this as a fuel source?

 
 

overview

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