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  • Created on: 09-04-15 12:04
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  • capita energy consumption in different countries
    • Affluence
      • People with more money can afford more energy (buy more goods/appliances)
      • Laws of supply and demand: Prices low enough for rich to afford and still be wasteful.
    • Relative cost of energy
      • Energy = cheap if locally abundant
        • E.g. Petrol in USA
    • Level of industry
      • Industrialized countries use a lot more energy in processing and transporting goods
        • heating and lighting/manufacture of equipment
    • Type of industry
      • Different industries require diff. amounts of energy
        • Industries = extracting/ chemical requires most
        • Aluminium is very energy expensive due to it being reactive and binding to oxygen in its ore.
          • Requires electrolysis
        • Nitrate fertilisers require haber process
      • Social and envrio awareness
        • Some countries have had problems with energy supplies
          • E.g Denmark and Norway have usual energy shortages. And cold winters so build energy efficient homes.
            • Climate
              • Cold Winters require more heating in house. While hot areas need cooling
                • Windy weather increases heat loss, whereas sunny increases passive solar heat gains
        • Climate
          • Cold Winters require more heating in house. While hot areas need cooling
            • Windy weather increases heat loss, whereas sunny increases passive solar heat gains

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