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GCSE UK Energy Overview

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Energy mix
The range of energy sources of a region or country, both renewable and non-renewable.
Fossil fuel
A natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms.
Non-renewable energy
Energy from sources that cannot be replaced when used up such as fossil fuels
Renewable energy
Energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat
Nuclear energy
the energy released during nuclear fission or fusion, especially when used to generate electricity.
Hinkley Point
Site of a new nuclear reactor planned by the UK government
UK total energy use
Is expected to fall over time in the future according to the UK government due to more efficient use
% UK energy from renewables
Will increase to 40% of Uk energy needs by 2020 according to the UK government
% UK energy from coal and gas
Will decrease by 9% to 47% by 2020 according to the UK government