Resource Use What are resources? How can they be grouped or classified? How is resource use linked to population growth, urbanisation and development? What do we use energy resources for, where do we get our energy from, and what are the implications?
What are resources?
What links are there between world population growth, urbanisation and resource use?
More people means more of the world’s resources are used up and more pollution created in the process
Urban residents consume nearly 40% more commercial energy than rural dwellers (Source bbc.co.uk)
New York city produces 11,000 tonnes of waste every single day Source, Earth Policy Institute
Thus, higher urban populations mean more of the world’s resources are consumed and more pollution and waste is produced
What do we use energy for? Heating Construction Industry Domestic use Producing Electricity Transportation Cooling
W Where does the energy come from?
Any Problems ?
Energy Resources Nuclear Fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) Wind Solar Biogas Biomass/biofuel Wave/Tidal Hydro-electric power Geothermal