Energy Issues

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Primary energy
Energy released from a direct source e.g. heat energy released when burning coal
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Secondary Energy
When primary energy is converted into a different form e.g. when heat energy from burning coal is used to generate electricity
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Renewable resource
A resource that can be replenished at a similar rate as as to which its used
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Flow resources
Another word for renewable resources
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Examples of renewable resources
Tidal, wind and solar power - can never be used up
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Non-renewable resource
Resources that can run out and can't be replaced in the foreseeable future
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Stock resources
Another word of non-renewable resources - limited 'stock'
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Examples of non-renewable resources
Fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) and nuclear energy
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Energy mix
Amount of each resource used (shown in percentages)
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Trans-national Corporations (TNC's)
Companies that operate in more than one country (play a major role in world energy production and distribution)
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When primary energy is converted into a different form e.g. when heat energy from burning coal is used to generate electricity

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Secondary Energy

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A resource that can be replenished at a similar rate as as to which its used

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Another word for renewable resources

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Card 5

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Tidal, wind and solar power - can never be used up

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