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CLIP 1445

How to solve the energy crisis

How to solve the energy crisis

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Key Info
  • How to solve the energy crisis
  • Duration: 04:20
  • How can the energy crisis be solved? James Lovelock advocates nuclear power. He feels it is too late to adopt renewable energy sources, suggesting that in the future the UK will have to become self-sufficient in food production. He makes a number of criticisms of wind turbines and other renewable energy sources and claims a tidal barrage on the River Severn is the only practical alternative to conventional power stations.
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  • Keywords: James Lovelock, energy, power, electricity, wind, wind turbines, biofuels, tidal power, solar, renewables, renewable, energy, nuclear
Ideas for use in class
  • Research a real planning application for a wind farm development or role play an imaginary enquiry. Students could conduct public questionnaires into the case for renewables. Can students counter some of the points made in the film? For example, wind turbines could be situated offshore.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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