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Resources: Energy

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Resources from the Geological Society

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Fact Sheet: Energy

Where does the UK’s energy come from, and how has this changed over time? What is carbon capture and storage and fracking? Download our 2014 Factsheet to find out more.
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Careers in Energy

Geologists and engineers are employed in the hydrocarbons and nuclear industries, and the growing field of unconventional energy, from wind to hydrothermal power. Read career profiles and explore career options in the energy sector.
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Geology for Society: Energy

The need for transition to a low-carbon economy is urgent, but as we manage this change, we will continue to be dependent for many more years on fossil fuels. Find out how geoscientists contribute to a broad range of energy fields, from renewable energy to fracking and radioactive waste disposal, in our resource aimed at policy and decision-makers as well as the wider public.
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Shale Gas & Fracking

What is Hydraulic Fracturing ('Fracking')? What safety measures are in place and can it cause earthquakes? Find out more in our resources for policy and decision-makers as well as the wider public.

Resources from other organisations

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Energy Literacy

Free classroom resources & videos from the American Geosciences Institute, offering an interdisciplinary approach to teaching & learning about global energy flows and systems. An energy literate person knows how much energy they use and where it comes from, can make informed decisions and assess the credibility of information about energy.
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Virtual Experiments

Interactive animated experiments from the Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA). Topics include rock strength, metamorphism, resistivity, porosity, permeability, speed of cooling, boreholes and earthquakes.