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Global Energy Patterns

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Matthew Poynter

on 6 September 2016

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Transcript of Global Energy Patterns

What does this map show?
How does geography effect energy consumption?
Oil remains the leading energy source in all regions except Asia Pacific and Europe and Eurasia
Coal dominates in the Asia Specific region, while natural gas is the leading fuel in Europe and Eurasia
The Asia Pacific region accounted for 2/3 of global energy consumption growth last year
An emerald is as green as grass,
A ruby red as blood;
A sapphire shines as blue as heaven;
A flint lies in the mud.

A diamond is a brilliant stone,
To catch the world's desire;
An opal holds a fiery spark;
But a flint holds fire.
Finite Resources (non-renewable sources)
Match the key terms with the definitions
- are sources of energy that as they are used the supply that remains is reduced.
- sources of energy that are not depleted as they are used
Renewable sources
Fossil Fuels
Energy mix
- Fuels consisting of hydrocarbons (coal, oil and natural gas), formed by decomposition of prehistoric organisms in past geological periods
- the relative contribution of different energy sources to a country's energy production/consumption
Key Terms
Global Patterns of Energy
How does energy Use vary on a global scale?

What are the sources of energy and how do these vary in their global pattern?

Hydroelectric power is generated by transforming the energy from moving water into electricity. Large dams and steep rivers facilitate the generation of hydroelectric power. Sometimes other sources of electricity are used to pump water back up into dams which store this energy, acting as batteries

The most hydroelectric power is generated in Canada, China, Brazil and the United States. Together these territories generate 44% of all hydroelectric power.

Fifteen territories do not use hydrolelectric power. These territories are generally either relatively small islands or Middle Eastern oil producers with low rainfall.
Which is which?
Nowhere is the contribution of this energy source less than 30%. It is the main source of energy in North America, S. and Cen. America, Middle East and Africa.

In the middle east large accessible reserves can be found and this energy source therefore accounts for approx. 50% of consumption in that area.
Massively depleted reserves means that only in Asia-Pacific is this energy source the main source of energy.

In contrast it accounts for less than 5% of consumption in the middle east and South/Central America
This energy source is the main source of energy in Europe and Eurasia where there are still large reserves and extraction plants in operation.

This is also the second largest source of energy in the Middle East. It’s lowest share of the energy mix is 11% in Asia Pacific.
This energy source is not currently available in the Middle East and makes the smallest contribution to the energy mix in Asia Pacific, Africa and South and Central America.

It is most important in Europe and Eurasia and North America. France for example has a reliance on this energy source.
This energy source makes up 28% of consumption in South and Central America.

However it only contributes 1% in the middle east where there aren’t the river systems to sustain this type of energy provision.

Listen to the descriptions. Which energy sources are being talked about?
Natural Gas
Nuclear Energy
For your map: Describe the Global Distribution of resource stocks
Energy Use
Energy Sources
supersized earth 45.00
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