Characteristics that have contribute to the issue of energy production

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Characteristics that have contribute to the issue of energy production by Mind Map: Characteristics that have contribute to the issue of energy production

1. Economic factors

1.1. Hydro power also drowns river valleys and ecosystems and displace towns.

1.2. Around 93% of NZ's oil is imported

1.3. Nz also exports a huge amount of the oil we produce (4th biggest export earner)

1.4. Blackouts would cost the country millions in lost production and revenue. Hydro power also drowns river valleys and ecosystems and displaces.

2. Location factors

2.1. New Zealand

2.2. Given permits to several overseas oil companies companies such as Annodarko and Chevron to prospect in the North land, Taranaki, Canterbury basins.

2.3. With fossil fuel accounting for 63% of New Zealand total energy use in 2007, it's associated environmental impacts continue to dominate.

2.4. Our location and relief make NZ an ideal place to produce electricity through hydroelectricity, geothermal power and wind generation.

3. Natural factors

3.1. Not many abundant natural resuources

3.2. Electricity production is around 70% renewable source

3.3. 30% of our total energy is renewable energy

4. Political factors

4.1. John Key led National governments key goal is to improve the security of NZ's energy production. They have given permits to several overseas oil companies such as Annodarko and chevron  to prospect in the North land, Taranaki and canterbury basins.

4.2. Current National government goal is to improve the security of NZ's energy production.

4.3. Many groups such as Greenpeace, the Green party, Iwi and vehemently oppose to opening up oil reserves to overseas prospecting.

4.4. Meanwhile politician have been claiming that there will be thousands of jobs for the north in deep sea oil drilling. There would also be no cheap petrol. The oil is not for our use but will be shipped overseas.

5. Social/Cultural factors

5.1. Around 70% of our total energy is non-renewable energy

5.2. Everyday activities and how we produce involve energy in one form or another.

5.3. We use fuel and electricity to power our transport systems, heat our buildings and also produce the good and services that underpin New Zealand's economic and social well-being.

5.4. 2007 energy consumption per capita was 120 gigajoules.

5.5. Our location and relief make NZ an ideal place to produce electricity through hydroelectricity, geothermal power and wind generation.