Fracking: an unstable future?
Power struggle – energy in crisis

An energy crisis is defined as a lack of availability of fuel or electricity caused either by physical shortages or by prices rising above the limit at which they can be readily afforded. Although there have been problems in the past, notably in the 1970s and early 2000s when prices were artificially (and mostly illegally)
manipulated by the oil producing states and energy suppliers to increase profits, Britain has not yet suffered severe regular blackouts due to a lack of available energy, as is common in countries such as South Africa and North Korea.

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The Big Picture is a static feature located within Hartlepool College of Further Education in one of its public areas. It is closely tied to the College’s RESPECT campaign, which promotes equality, fairness and understanding for all individuals across a range of social, moral and historic topics. RESPECT is a valuable resource that links to a range of teaching, learning and tutorial activities and involves and applies to everyone who works or studies in the College.