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OPEC 1973 crisis
Pathway disruption as Saudi Arabia increased their price by 70% created a 3 day week in UK as we could not meet energy demand and debt crisis in LEDC
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UK fuel protests in 2012
Increase in gloabl oil prices fuelled by demand from China increases tax. Lorry drivers blockaded oil refineries leading to massive queues at petrol stations
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UK energy mix
dependant on oil and Gas for 70%. Have coal reserves and diminishing North sea oil. Nuclear is 19% which will increase after Hinkely point which is the most expensive porject ever (£18 billion)
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Canadian Tar sands
Huge Potential but only viable if oil is over $30 a barallel. Uses 4/5 barralles of water for every barallel of oil. enviornmentally destructive
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Hinkely Point
potential for 9% of UK's energy needs and avoid 9 million tonnes of co2 emissions
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Arctic oil
Becoming more available as ice melts, very expenisve and creates huge enovironmental risks as well as any oil spills will be difficult to clean
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Kyoto Protocol
developed countries to reduce fossil fuel consumption by 5%
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London Array
potential to power 500,000 homes for £1.8 billion (onshore is 50% cheaper but NIMBYISM)
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Geothermal
Phillipines use 25% of electricity
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US energy act
10% of petrol produced in USA must come from biofuels
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UK fuel protests in 2012

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UK energy mix

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