Political Factors affecting Energy Development, page 259

Adapted from the table on page 259 of the textbook about political factors affecting energy supply development. Mindmaps about the economic and physical factors are also available on separate mindmaps.

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  • Political Factors affecting Energy Supply Development
    • Restrictions
      • Development of Nuclear Electricity in countries requires permission from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
      • International Agreements
        • eg. Kyoto Protocol has a considerable influence on the energy decisions of individual countries.
        • Potential HEP schemes that could take place on 'international rivers' require mutual agreement by countries that share the river.
    • Governments may insist on energy companies producing a large or small proportion of their energy from renewable resources.
    • Legislation against emissions
      • Favours use of low sulphur coal in power stations


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