Montserrat’s devastating volcano – which has left two-thirds of the Caribbean island an exclusion zone and the former capital city buried deep in ash – may now hold the key to its future.
So why aren’t we all driving round in hydrogen-powered cars, moving our goods in hydrogen-powered lorries, and heating our homes and offices with this wonder element?
The East of England could become a hub for trade in renewable energy with Scandinavia if the proper regulation is put in place, says an industry group.
The UK trade deficit has narrowed to £616m in January from a five-year high of £2.1bn in December, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed.
Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK.
The six lagoons – four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria – will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines.
Plans for up to 400 turbines located 80 miles off the Yorkshire coast have been given consent by the UK government in what would be the country’s biggest source of renewable energy. A great case study linking to the AS energy syllabus.
In what has been seen as a key victory for environmentalists, President Obama has rejected a controversial Canada-to-USA oil pipeline, citing issues related to ‘security, safety and [the] environment’
Good wider watching (reading) for knowledge around energy issues. AS year 12 Energy topic.
Oil prices have sunk by almost 60% since June to below $50 a barrel because of a large supply glut.
A fantastic A level geography site on Antarctica covering many of our topics to improve our synopticity and get us ‘Thinking like geographers!”.
Half of the world’s population now lives in cities, and this proportion is set to rise to two-thirds by 2050. Yet cities are particularly vulnerable to the worst impacts of climate change precisely because their locations are fixed.
A draft report for the United Nation’s third panel on climate change says gas cannot provide a long-term solution to stabilising climate change.
Recently, we have seen many solar farms built locally. This headline may however come as a surprise. The dip in investment may not indicate the expansion of renewable energy as this has still increased. It may instead reflect the lowering cost overall, which is really positive news. Read the article here, and make up your […]
China and India have their eye on the energy potential of the vast Brahmaputra river. Will a new wave of “megadams” bring power to the people – or put millions at risk? (BBC)
News article discussing the impacts of the 2011 Fukushima plume and its journey across the ocean.
Using the past papers online is a superb way to revise. Click here to view. These are the units that make up your A level qualification UNIT 1 Physical and Human geography AS LEVEL 70% As 35% A2 UNIT 2 Geographical skills AS LEVEL 30% AS 15% A2 UNIT […]