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Our AQA A Level Geography Grade Booster workshops are designed to provide essential revision support to all AQA A Level Geography students as they complete their preparation for the two...

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AQA A Level Geography Grade Booster Workshops

Ores are rocks that contain sufficiently high concentrations of minerals, including metals, which can be economically extracted for use in industrial processes. Like fossil fuels, there is a mismatch between...

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Natural Resource Issues - Mineral Ores

Energy offers one of the clearest examples a geopolitical issue, that is where the trade relationship between two or more countries is heavily influenced by political factors.

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Geopolitics of Energy
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Energy Trade

The divergent distribution of energy production and energy consumption leads to a need for energy trade as it is transported from areas of energy surplus to locations of energy deficit.

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Energy Trade
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Energy - Nuclear

Key points on demand for and supply of nuclear energy include:

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Energy - Nuclear

Key points on global demand for and supply of gas are:

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Energy - the Gas Trade

Key points on global demand for and supply of coal include:

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Energy - the Coal Trade

Due to their non-renewable nature, finite resource exploitation makes sustainability a critical issue when making decisions on extraction rates. Resource sustainability is not only about ensuring future generations have access...

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Sustainable Resource Development
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Resource Peaks

The idea of a resource peak originated with the concept of 'peak oil', which refers to the moment when a maximum rate of resource exploitation is experienced. It occurs just...

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Resource Peaks
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Resource Frontiers

A resource frontier refers to an area on the periphery of a country or territory which is being opened up for resource extraction as older, more accessible resource locations become...

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Resource Frontiers

After the initial exploitation of a resource, there may be a need to further develop the resource field either to meet growing demand or to manage the quantity of resources...

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Resource Development Stage

Whilst definitions can vary, a resource is something which human society attaches value to due to its usefulness. This means that what is considered a resource can change over time:...

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What is a Resource?

When evaluating the availability of stock resources, the main categorisation is between resources and reserves.

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Evaluating stock resources

When value is attached to a resource, the search begins to find deposits of this resource and then plan for its extraction. This first stage is called the exploration stage,...

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Resource Exploration Stage

Once suitable resource deposits have been identified through exploration, a combination of governments and companies will look to exploit the resource, which means to get it out of the ground...

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Resource Exploitation Stage

Also known as MNCs (Multinational Companies) these are large businesses that operate in a number of countries. They often separate their production between various locations, or have their different divisions –...

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Transnational Corporations (TNCs) - Introduction

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