Coventry University Oil, Gas & Energy

About this class

114GED is a compulsory class in the Oil, Gas & Energy Management Degree's first year. This class, which includes tutorials and a field trip to North Wales, helps students advance their academic skills. 

As part of this class, and its associated assessment, Coventry students will work with students studying Environmental Health at Corning Community College to discuss issues such as energy, climate change and environmental justice. Students will share views on these subjects and come to understand different perspectives. This Online International Learning collaboration will open both Corning & Coventry students to different international perspectives - which is a valued skill required by graduate recruiters. 

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by aframoaa on April 22, 2016
The Economic and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages of Nuclear Power in the UK

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by aframoaa on April 22, 2016
The Economic and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages of Nuclear Power in the UK

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by aframoaa on December 16, 2014
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICES IN NIGERIA FOR OGONILAND IN THE NIGER DELTA (GROUP 2)

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by tomej_1 on December 12, 2014
Summary of Niger Delta oil spill 2008. The manufacture of oil revealed in the Niger Delta at about 4 decades, is causing a destructing effect in Nigeria. Families live along with the oil fields are breathing in methane gas as well as coping with frequent oil leakage in Africa's largest oil exporter. Oil giant Shell, the major Company responsible for the exploration in the Niger Delta region where they get 10% of its oil; is failing to invest in its networks to prevent pollution(BBC News 2013).     v  What is the situation?  

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by aframoaa on November 26, 2014
               US and UK’S Public Opinion about Fracking (Group 2)

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by aframoaa on November 26, 2014
                   UK’S PERCEPTION OF FRACKING (BY GROUP 2 UK)

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by aframoaa on November 24, 2014
UK’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS WIND POWER GENERATION (BY GROUP 2)  

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by vovkaa on November 23, 2014
Having discussed public opinion on fracking, our groups came to a conclusion that people's perception of fracking is mostly negative in both countries. Though potentially dangerous to environment and communities, fracking is an effective and relatively cheap method of extracting previously unattainable fossils. Because there seem to be as many benefits to fracking as there are drawbacks, it became quite a controversial issue in both the US and the UK.

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by hasanm16 on November 21, 2014
Group 4 Summary Report in our discussion with our American counterpart About the Wind Power. We had a short conversation with one of our American counterpart, in which we discussed the different perspective  views of US and UK public view about wind turbin,  unfortunately all of our American counterparts did not attend on this online Skype conversation, we only got a chance to talk to one of them Alyssa DiGiacomo.

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by tomej_1 on November 21, 2014
Summary on wind power Perception/ GROUP 1 UK vs. US Wind power is the energy extracted from wind using wind turbines to produce electricity. It is a clean source of energy providing a safe way of producing electricity, rather than the conventional known resources such as oil and gas.

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Coventry University , Corning Community College
by tomej_1 on November 21, 2014
Summary on wind power Perception UK vs. US Wind power is the energy extracted from wind using wind turbines to produce electricity. It is a clean source of energy providing a safe way of producing electricity, rather than the conventional known resources such as oil and gas.

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by naydenop on November 21, 2014
After an extensive discussion with our American counterparts, we discovered that our standpoints on fracking were more related than diverse. Common knowledge states that fracking may have severe impacts on public health (e.g. contamination of water supplies) and the environment (releasing methane into the atmosphere), but overall proves to be an effective technique in extracting previously unrecoverable fossil resources. In the past decade, there has been a decline in oil reservoir discoveries, resulting in a challenge when it comes to supplying the rapidly increasing energy demand.

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by kaurimut on November 21, 2014
Historical summaryEarly European offshore wind energy studies, carried out during the late 1970s and early 1980s, generally concentrated on assessments of three key interrelated issues:-• wind speeds and wind characteristics,• The magnitude of the energy resource,• The feasibility and cost of building wind turbines offshore

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by DrEmmaH on November 17, 2014
This fourth task aims to explore similarities and differences in the UK and USA in the public’s attitude to wind power. You (the UK based students) have been given two articles by Jones & Eiser (2009 & 2010). You will need these and maybe some of the papers they cite for your Field trip Essay for 114GED. Below are some guide questions to help you read, interpret and understand these two articles. You will also have access to a summary of two journal article of US based studies of public attitudes to wind power.  

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by DrEmmaH on November 17, 2014
This week’s task is to have a discussion on fracking different public and governmental approaches in the UK and the USA. Publish a summary of your discussion to News Activist. You need to do this by Sunday 23rd November   Key questions to consider (you dont have to answer all of these, they are just to help get the discusion started!) 1)     What are the drivers in the UK and USA for the development of fracking? 2)     What are the UK/USA government’s main party’s positions on fracking (i.e. pro/anti/divided)?

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by aframoaa on October 29, 2014
Our group chose an article about the effect of climate change on trees if temprature would rise  by 4 degrees celcius in London, UK. A team collected native tree species from North America such as the  field maple to plant in the UK to see how the growing conditions will be for the trees by 2050. I noticed  similarities between the articles such as the UK is part of the EU and is very active in activities to  preserve the planet such as cutting down the carbon emissions and planting tree species to adjust for 

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by aframoaa on October 27, 2014
 This is the link ; http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/24/eu-leaders-agree-to-cut-gre...    

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by scotte8_1 on October 26, 2014
In this summary we are going to explain in concise the process of fracking techniques; its advantages for the economy and energy industry as well as the impact in the population health and the environment.

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by vovkaa on October 24, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21549643 Scientific study suggests that current thawing of Siberian permafrost could have significant influence on environment, economy and energy industry.

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by kaurimut on October 24, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/jul/18/population-7-billion-planet The production and use of renewable energy such as solar, bio-fuel, hydro- and wind energy has been on the rise. However, is this increase in production fast enough to counteract the rapid increase in demand due to population growth? 

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evidence for this in the US is the Illinois governor signing the country's strictest fracking regulations

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regulations differ between the two in the UK these regulations are laid down by the government whereas in the US the State lays down the regulation but mostly are the same for example both must apply for licenses and permits, make sure there is no pollution either to the environment or the drinking water ('the safe drinking water act' in the US). controversially both governments let the companies use any chemicals they want

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5 years 3 weeks ago

Am glad that you agree with me on the points which were mentioned. I'll watch the movies and give you my opinion about them

Thanks

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Although we and our American fellows have a similar views on most of of Algore's Inconvenient Truth documentary, but we were different on one issue, which is whether the global warming and the climate change is a moral value or not?

Our American Fellows believe the Climate change and the global warming as they put it, is not moral value, they claimed that Algore's presentation was only charts and diagrams, but did not clearly depict what we can replace to the fossil fuel.

For our UK group we cannot agree with our American fellows on this, we think that climate change and global warming is a real moral value, because if someone knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing. And this is at the heart of the battle for how to respond to the threat of climate change, arguably the greatest challenge currently facing the planet, when disagreeing the climate change is not a moral value it's like a suicidal to the human dignity, we disagree with our American fellows, because What sort of policy do we owe the poor of the world who are particularly vulnerable to climate change? Why should our generation take on the burden of mitigating climate change caused, in no small part, by emissions from people now dead? What value is lost when species go extinct, because of climate change? That is the real reasons we agree with Algore's presentation, that Climate change is real and unquestionable threat to the this frail world and its inhabitants, it's a moral question as much as its a political one.

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About the author

Lecturer in energy & environmental management. Former consultant/advisor on climate change & environmental management.
Runner, swimmer, cyclist and mountaineer.

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