Energy Security

Energy Security

by Benjamin K. Sovacool
     
 

The classic conception of energy security addresses the relative supply and safety of energy fuels and services. Yet the past three decades have seen both the emergence of new energy security threats, such as climate change, and new conceptions of energy security, such as definitions which focus on social stewardship, affordability, or innovation of energy research

Overview

The classic conception of energy security addresses the relative supply and safety of energy fuels and services. Yet the past three decades have seen both the emergence of new energy security threats, such as climate change, and new conceptions of energy security, such as definitions which focus on social stewardship, affordability, or innovation of energy research and development. The articles collated in this new 6-volume major work chart these significant developments, and place them in a wider context through a comprehensive and illuminating introductory chapter, written by editor Benjamin K. Sovacool and energy security expert Scott V. Valentine. Divided thematically, the volumes cover the following topics: Volume One: Definitions, and Concepts Volume Two: Fuels and Technologies of Energy Security Volume Three: Economic, Political, and Environmental Dimensions of Energy Security Volume Four: Regional Perspectives of Energy Security Volume Five: National Perspectives of Energy Security Volume Six: Indices and Measures of Energy Security Progress

Editorial Reviews

Marilyn A. Brown
“An excellent and comprehensive resource. It truly packs everything one needs to know about energy security into a single volume.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446276082
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/20/2013
Series:
SAGE Library of International Security Series
Edition description:
Six Volume Set
Pages:
2400
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool is Visiting Associate Professor at Vermont Law School, where he manages the Energy Security and Justice program at their Institute for Energy and the Environment. Professor Sovacool works as a researcher and consultant on issues pertaining to renewable electricity generators and distributed generation, the politics of large-scale energy infrastructure, designing public policy to improve energy security and access to electricity, and building adaptive capacity to the consequences of climate change. Dr. Sovacool has published more than 200 academic articles and chapters, and presented research at more than 80 international conferences and symposia. Moreover, he is the editor, co-editor, author, or co-author of thirteen books, including The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security (Routledge, 2010), Climate Change and Global Energy Security (MIT Press, 2011), Energy Access, Poverty, and Development (Ashgate, 2012), The Governance of Energy Megaprojects: Politics, Hubris, and Energy Security (Edward Elgar, 2013), and Energy Security, Inequality, and Justice (Routledge, 2014).

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