Cultural Geography

Chapter 11 - Key Issue 3 - Why Do Industries Face Resource Challenges


Energy Supply - Big 3: Coal, Petroleum, Natural Gas (Proven Reserves)

What countries are the leaders for coal production?

What countries are the leaders for petroleum production?

What is the USA's largest growing resouces among the big three (3) from above?

What are "unconventional" resouces of energy?

Energy Demand:

How much oil does the US import (as a percentage) ?

What is the rate we run out of oil?
- While the book changed its figures - let's stick with 50 years

What fuel source do LDC use?

Other Forms of Energy:

What are some energy alternatives?

The USA has 10x the fuel reserves of Saudi Arabia, but in what form?
- Shale Oil (not in book anymore)

Likewise, how is "fracking" affecting the supply of natural gas in the US?

Tell me about the two types of nuclear power plants and fuels.
- Uranium & Breeder Reactors (not in book anymore)

Tell me about solar and the types of set-ups.

What is point-source versus non-point source pollution?


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