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Geography (Energy Issues) Mind Map on Energy Issues, created by maddiemurchie23 on 04/15/2013.

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Energy Issues
1 Non Renewable Energy (stock resources) - there is a finite supply of sources and without using sustainbly they will run out in the foreseeable future
1.1 Nuclear energy
1.1.1 Generated by splitting atoms of uranium by Nuclear fission (a chain reaction).
1.1.2 Advantages
1.1.2.1 Small amount makes a lot of electricity
1.1.2.2 No CO2 emissions
1.1.2.3 Easily stored
1.1.3 Disadvantages
1.1.3.1 Concern of safety
1.1.3.2 Can't be switched on/off easily
1.1.3.3 Produces radio active waste
1.2 Coal
1.3 Oil
1.4 Natural Gas
2 Renewable Energy (flow resources) - can be consumed without endangering future consumption as it has a natural rate of availability
3 Energy Mix - the relative importance of each type of energy source in providing a country's energy
3.1 Factors influencing a country's energy mix
3.1.1 Security
3.1.2 Affordability
3.1.3 Availability
3.2 UK's primary energy mix
3.2.1 38% natural gas
3.2.2 9% nuclear
3.2.3 2% renewables
3.2.4 16% coal
3.2.5 35% oil

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