Energy Security


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...

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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

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Marilyn A. Brown

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

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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: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 6.90 (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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Table of Contents

Ensuring Energy Security - Daniel Yergin
The Three Perspectives on Energy Security - Aleh Cherp and Jessica Jewell
Intellectual History, Disciplinary Roots and the Potential for Integration
The Future of Energy Security through a Global Restructuring - Girijesh Pant
Energy Security and Sustainability in Northeast Asia - David von Hippel et al
Selection from The New Energy Security Paradigm - World Economic Forum
The Growth of Concern for Energy Security - Barry Barton et al
Dimensions of Energy Security - Anas Alhajji
Competition, Interaction and Maximization
The Four R's of Energy Security - Larry Hughes
The U.S. Department of Defense - Drexel Kleber
Valuing Energy Security
Energy Security - Kevin Stringer
Applying a Portfolio Approach
Diversification of Oil Import Sources and Energy Security - VladoVivoda
A Key Strategy or an Elusive Objective?
Multicriteria Diversity Analysis: A Novel Heuristic Framework for Appraising Energy Portfolios - Andy Stirling
Providing Energy Security in an Interdependent World - Frank Verrastro and Sarah Ladislaw
The Fuzzy Nature of Energy Security - Scott Valentine
Conceptual Notes on Energy Security - Felix Ciuta
Total or Banal Security?
Physics Envy - Christopher Cooper
Why Energy Policy Is More Art Than Science
Selections from Brittle Power: Energy Strategy for National Security - Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins
Energy Infrastructure and Security - Alexander Farrell, Hisham Zerriffi and Hadi Dowlatabadi
Peak Oil Forum - Worldwatch Institute
Energy Security: - Janusz Bielecki
Is the Wolf at the Door?
Selections from 'How NAFTA Can Increase Global Energy Security' - John Fohr
The Natural Gas Revolution - Daniel Yergin
What to Do about Coal - David Hawkins, Daniel Lashof and Robert Williams
Sustainability of Uranium Mining and Milling - Gavin Mudd and Mark Diesendorf
Toward Quantifying Resources and Eco-Efficiency
An Economic and National Security Perspective on Critical Resources in the Energy Sector - Nayantara Hensel
North America's Electricity Infrastructure - Massoud Amin
Are We Ready for More Perfect Storms?
Practising Risk-Aware Electricity Regulation - Ron Binz et al
Executive Summary
Renewable Energies: Challenges and Benefits - Antonio Pfluger
Stabilization Wedges - S Pacala and R Socolow
Solving the Climate Problem for the Next 50 Years with Current Technologies
Review of Solutions to Global Warming, Air Pollution and Energy Security - Mark Jacobson
Biofuels - V. Shunmugam
Breaking the Myth of 'Indestructible Energy'?
Hydrogen Highways - Alex Waegel et al
Lessons on the Energy Technology-Policy Interface
India's North East and Hydropower Development - Chandan Mahanta
Future Security Challenges
Solar Energy Security - Richard Perez and Brad Collins
Projecting Power - Leet Wood
The Security Implications of Space-Based Solar Power
Nuclear Power - M.V. Ramana
Economic, Safety, Health and Environmental Issues of Near-Term Technologies
Benefits of Distributed Resources - Amory Lovins et al
Micropower - Seth Dunn
New Variable in the Energy-Environment-Security Equation
The Benefits and Drawbacks from Energy Efficiency - B. Sudhakara Reddy et al
Polices for Increasing Energy Efficiency - Howard Geller et al
Thirty Years of Experience in OECD Countries
War and Energy - Vaclav Smil
Energy and National Security - Larry Triola
An Exploration of Threats, Solutions and Alternative Futures
Executive Summary of Costs of U.S. Oil Dependence - David Greene and Sanjana Ahmad
2005 Update
International Competition for Energy Sources - Michael Klare
What Is the Problem with Natural Resource Wealth? - Macartan Humphreys, Jeffrey D. Sachs and Joseph E. Stiglitz
Coercive Western Energy Security Strategies - Susanne Peters
'Resource Wars' as a New Threat to Global Security
Oil and Revolutionary Governments - Jeff Colgan
Fuel for International Conflict
The Environmental Dimension of Energy Security - Marilyn Brown and Michael Dworkin
Selections from National Security and the Threat of Climate Change - CNA Military Advisory Board
Executive Summary of Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must Be Avoided - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics
Warming to a Redefinition of International Security - Denise Garcia
The Consolidation of a Norm Concerning Climate Change
Energy and Human Security in the Asia-Pacific - Michael Heazle
Exploring the Human Security/State Security Interface
Energy, the Environment and Health - John Holdren and Kirk Smith
Placing Access to Energy Services within a Human Rights Framework - Adrian Bradbook and Judith Gail Gardam
Energy Poverty: How to Make Modern Energy Access Universal? - International Energy Agency, United Nations Development Program, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Energy and Security - GEA Writing Team
RX for Oil Addition - Jan Kalicki
The Middle East and Energy Security
Regional Issues and Strategic Responses - Saad Rahim
The Gulf States
Europe's Energy Security - Gawdat Bahgat
Challenges and Opportunities
The European Union's Energy Security Challenges - Paul Belkin
Choosing the Future Nordic Energy System - Markus Wråke
The Andes - Lila Barrea-Hernandez
So Much Energy, Such Little Security
The Politics of Energy Co-Operation in Latin America - Priti Singh
Reducing Energy Intensity and Ensuring Energy Security - Hossein Razavi
The Geopolitics of Energy Security in Asia - Michael Wesley
Central Asia - Thomas Johnson
Energy Resources, Politics and Security
The Energy Crisis and the South Asian Security - Anasua Basu and Ray Chaudhury
An Indian Perspective
Energy and Environment in the ASEAN - Shankar Karki, Michael Mann and Hossein Salehfar
Challenges and Opportunities
Energy and GMS: Cooperation, Competition and Development - Youngho Chang and Yao Lixia
Northeast Asia Regional Energy Infrastructure Proposals - David Von Hippel et al
Oil Wars in the South China Sea - Michael Klare
Pacific Perspectives on the Challenges to Energy Security and the Sustainable Use of Energy - Peter Johnston
Regional and National Frameworks for Energy Security in Africa - Yinka Omorogbe
Geo-Strategy of Oil in the Gulf of Guinea - Freedom Onuoha
Implications for Regional Stability
Exploring Propositions about Perceptions of Energy Security - Benjamin Sovacool et al
An International Survey
Future United States Energy Security Concerns - John Deutch
Russia's Energy Policy and Its Impacts on Northeast Asian Energy Security - Jae-Young Lee and Alexey Novitskiy
Corruption, Intermediary Companies and Energy Security Lithuania's Lessons for Central and Eastern Europe - Margarita Balmaceda
Energy Security Challenges in Ukraine - International Centre for Policy Studies
Security Policy Hedging against Oil Dependency - Øystein Tunsjø
New Perspectives on China's Energy Security Policy
India and Energy Security - Ashok Sharma
The Policy Response of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident and Their Effect on Japanese Energy Security - Masatsugu Hayashi and Larry Hughes
Energy Security in Brazil - Veronica Salas
A Driving Factor for Brazil's Emergence in Our Increasingly Multipolar World
Energy Security in Indonesia - Budy Resosudarmo, Ariana Alisjahbana and Ditya Agung Nurdianto
Toward Sustainable Energy Development in Bangladesh - Sk Noim Uddin and Ros Taplin
South Africa's Energy Security in the Context of Climate Change Mitigation - Sheila Kiratu
Resource Curse in Nigeria - Agwara John Onyeukwu
Perception and Challenges
Sheikhs on Barrels - Malavika Bambawale and Benjamin Sovacool
What Saudi Arabians Think about Energy Security
Australia and Asia-Pacific Energy Security - Richard Leaver
The Rhymes of History
Indicators for Energy Security - Bert Kruyt et al
Measures of Petroleum Dependence and Vulnerability in OECD Countries - A Alhajji and James Williams
Oil Vulnerability Index of Oil-Importing Countries - Eshita Gupta
Assessing the Energy Vulnerability: Case of Industrialised Countries - Edgard Gnansounou
Improving Energy Security in Pacific Asia - Thomas Neff
Diversification and Risk Reduction for Fossil and Nuclear Fuels
Measuring Energy Supply Risks - Manuel Frondel, Nolan Ritter and Christoph Schmidt
A G7 Ranking
Energy Services Security - Jaap Jansen
Some Metrics and Policy Issues
Extract from Index of US Energy Security RiskTM: Assessing America’s V ulnerabilities in a Globle Energy Market - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Extract from International Index of Energy Security Risk: Assessing Risk in a Global Energy Market - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Energy Indicators for Tracking Sustainability in Developing Countries - Andreas Kemmler and Daniel Spreng
Measuring Progress towards Energy for All - International Energy Agency
Power to the People?
Competing Dimensions of Energy Security - Benjamin Sovacool and Marilyn Brown
An International Review
Evaluating Energy Security Performance from 1990 to 2010 for 18 Countries - Benjamin Sovacool et al
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