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The Countdown Begins

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS IF WE DON'T CHANGE OUR FOSSIL FUEL CONSUMPTION HABITS, IT'S PREDICTED THAT ALL OF OUR KNOWN RESOURCES WILL BE GONE BY 2088 THE UK'S ELECTRICITY SUPPLY COMES FROM 4436% 27% 20% 15% 4 COAL GAS NUCLEAR RENEWABLE www.gov.uk HOW LONG WILL THE WORLD'S FOSSIL FUELS LAST? 11 36 BILLION TONNES BILLION TONNES ADDITIONAL YEARS of oil equivalent in fossil fuels are consumed each year of crude oil reserves are if we rely on coal and gas vanishing each year Estimated depletion date Estimated depletion date Estimated depletion date 2052 2060 2088 www.cia.gov 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 COAL, GAS, OIL, GONE BY TWENTY EIGHTY EIGHT 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 2088 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT? Mobile communications Generators start Transport systems grind to a halt cease to work to fail Supplies start to get looted Crime rates soar as people Society as we know compete for resources it breaks down 25th September 1998 a majoraccident in a gas-processing facility in Australia resulted in no heating cooking or hot water for ten days resulting in loss of business for many in the area www.gov.uk 27 thOctober 2002 a storm swept acrossS England and Wales leaving 2 million people without power for ten days - communication was limited and food wastage soared www.gov.uk 3. February 2006 rd 2,500 properties in the South West of England were provided with an alternative drinking watersupply due to the local supply being contaminated by diesel www.gov.uk IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, YOUR BLACKOUT KIT SHOULD INCLUDE Water and water purification tablets Wind-up radio and torch Portable heater and kerosene/LP gas Sleeping bags and blankets Portable lantern and a camp stove with additional gas supply Communication devices such as Walkie-Talkies So what can we do to avoid this? With the UK predicted to run out of its known reserves in the next five years and the world only able to last until 2088, we need to carefully think about our future in energy. According to the government, shale gas presents a solution for the UK's energy security with a steady supply of energy as well as job and market growth. It is "an important bridge to help secure [our] energy supplies until renew- able capacity is increased". www.bbc.co.uk Kin-TeC Finding great people to exceed your expectations Produced by VENN DIGITAL I|||||||

The Countdown Begins

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Our fossil fuel reserves are being depleted at an astonishing rate and our renewable energy sources have a long way to go before they are able to sustain us. We need to look at our energy security and...

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