7.1 Energy Choices and Security

Different nations have different energy sources available to meet their needs and a range of factors influence their choices. A significant part of the decision is ensuring that a secure, reliable, affordable, consistent supply of energy can be obtained now and into the future.

Supplying high demands, affordability, impact on the environment, public perception on “green” energy, and cooperation between nations are a few of the factors that add to the complexity of making energy choices.


1Energy sources, now and in the future
2Evaluating energy sources
3Energy security
4Evaluating energy security
Chapter Workbook
Vocabulary Sheet

  • Use secondary data to evaluate and compare the energy security of two nations.

Full PSOW here.

Essay Task

“Evaluate the energy security of the United Kingdom.” [9 marks]

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Google Docs 7.1 essay

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