Geographic Distribution of Natural Resources for Energy Production

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Energy Distribution

It is commonly known that natural resources are not distributed evenly around the world. As a result, energy is not distributed evenly around the world. In the present climate of the global economy, the distribution of energy presents conflicts between growing industry and already established industry. As a result, countries such as China, which are beginning to consume more resources, are turning to former methods of polluting natural resources such as coal because the resources they used to use are not as widely available.

This is also taking place in other parts of the world. As the resources of crude oil deplete, oil companies are turning to new fuels such as ethanol without considering the side effects,
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As a result, China is rapidly becoming the number one contributor to global warming over the United States.

The true ideology conflict comes up when two established nations are compared. For example, lets take both France and the United States into consideration. France has embraced nuclear power and has increased the construction of nuclear power plants while the United States has not constructed new power plants since the 1980’s. The general concept or ideology of France’s decision to increase the supply of nuclear power is the desire to have an independent supply of power, and so that France would not have to rely on other country’s resources, such as coal or petrol. The United States currently has an ample supply of coal, so there is currently no urgency to make the switch over to nuclear power.

Now, as far as every day energy distribution of natural resources is concerned, each resource is designated for one certain purpose. For example, nuclear energy is used for the production of power (power plants) rather than powering a car due to the sheer complexity and hazards in making a compact nuclear reactor. Instead, resources such as petrol (oil) are used to power cars. There have been countless efforts to try to find alternative methods to create energy for power plants or to power cars; however, for the most part, these alternative

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