Provision of UK resources (energy (Although the demand for energy has…
Provision of UK resources
The water is transferred from places that have a surplus amount of water supply, to areas that have a distinct lack of water in the UK, eg. South.
In my opinion, I do not think that water transferred will decrease, because they are so expensive to complete.
What are the impacts?
Greenhouse gases are released in the process of pumping water over long distances.
The amount of damaged caused to animals habitats, especially on the river.
We can improve our water quality by, monitoring the quality of water from the river, purifying water by adding chlorine, restricting recreational uses of water sources and imposing strict regulations on the uses of water.
The several threats that damage our water quality are, discharge from industrial sites and leaching from old underground mine works.
The main sources of water in the UK are, rivers, reservoirs and groundwater aquifers.
The North side of England, has a surplus supply of water as it has high levels of rainfall, whereas the South of England has a deficit as it has a much lower level of rainfall.
Water is mainly used within our households, but over 20% of our nations water is lost through leakage.
Our demand for water will increase by 5% by 2020. This is because more houses are being built and the growing population.
Energy consumption has fallen in recent years. This is due to the decline of heavy industry and improved energy consumption. 60 percent fall in energy use by industry and 12 percent fall in domestic use.
By 2020 the UK wants to meet 15 percent of energy through renewable sources.
Energy mix is changing because the UK are not self sufficient with energy. 75 percent of oil and gas has been exhausted in the UK.
Impacts of energy exploitation
High construction costs
Bad impact on local economy
Bad visual impact
Avoid harmful emissions
They are very expensive to build; cost around 18 billion pounds
Create job opportunities and boost economy.
Warm waste water could harm ecosystems
Risk of radioactive leaks
Hard to store toxic substances
the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc. so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.
Its a concern as its known to cause earthquakes
Could pollute water sources
Changes in UK agriculture
Little difference exists between the nutritional qualities of organic food versus conventional food
Because organic farmers do not use artificial means to grow their crops, they tend to produce less.
Organic farming protects the environment by removing chemicals and other artificial farming methods from the equation; it saves soil and water and reduces pollution.
An agribusiness tends to be a large-scale business operation and may dabble in farming, processing and manufacturing and/or the packaging and distribution of products..
Changes in consumer taste alter what products are grown and raised. For example, a shift in consumer tastes away from red meat may cause demand — and therefore prices — for beef to fall, while increased demand for produce may shift the mix of fruits and vegetables that farmers raise.
This growth, along with rising incomes in developing countries (which cause dietary changes such as eating more protein and meat) are driving up global food demand. Food demand is expected to increase anywhere between 59% to 98% by 2050
More than two-thirds of the land needed to produce the UK’s food and feed is based abroad, researchers said, meaning 64% of the related greenhouse gases are emitted on foreign soil.
Since 1986, the size of this land has grown by 23% to match increasing demand, with associated CO2 emissions rising by 15%, the research published in theJournal of the Royal Society Interface states.
Although the demand for energy has risen there is a decreases in our energy consumption. This is due to our decline in heavy industry and our improved energy conservation. Low energy duppliences like more fuel efficien cars have resulted in a 60 per cent in industry and a 12 per cent fall in domestic energy use.
the uk has no self sufficient energy, about 75 per cent of the uk known oil and natural gas reserves have been exhausted. By 2020 the uk will import 75 per cent of its energy
Two thirds of the uk gas reserve remain, with remaining in less accessible oilfields. Uk oil production has decreased by 6 per cent each year for the last decade
the uk energy mix has decreased in coal, between 1990 and 2007 there has been a decline because of concerns of green house gases and emissions.
The uk energy mixed has changed, by 2020 the uk aims to meet 15 percent of energy requirements from renewable resource. However in 2015 the government phase out subsidies in for wind and solar development.