Global Energy Policy and Security, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1447152867
  • ISBN-13: 9781447152866
  • DDC: 333.79
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 330 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Despite efforts to increase renewables, the global energy mix is still likely to be dominated by fossil-fuels in the foreseeable future, particularly gas for electricity and oil for land, air and sea transport. The reliance on depleting conventional oil and natural gas resources  and the geographic distribution of these reserves can have geopolitical implications for energy importers and exporters.Global Energy Policy and Security examines the security of global and national energy supplies, as well as the sensitivity and impacts of sustainable energy policies which emphasize the various political, economic, technological, financial and social factors that influence energy supply, demand and security. Multidisciplinary perspectives provide the interrelated topics of energy security and energy policy within a rapidly changing socio-political and technological landscape during the 21st century.Included are two main types of interdisciplinary papers. One set of papers deals with technical aspects of energy efficiency, renewable energy and the use of tariffs. The other set of papers focuses on social, economic or political issues related to energy security and policy, also describing research, practical projects and other concrete initiatives being performed in different parts of the world. This book will prove useful to all those students and researchers interested in the connections between energy production, energy use, energy security and the role of energy policies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Energy Policy and Security through the Lenses of Stochastic Portfolio Theory and the ACEGES Model.
2: Energy Security as a Subset of National Security.
3: Challenges to Global Energy Policy and Supply Security.
4: Change in Energy Structure and Energy Security under Climate Mitigation Scenarios.
5: Insights on Cooperative Electricity Consumption in Human Aggregates from a Thermodynamic Analysis: Implications for Energy Policies.
6: The UK Electricity System and Its Resilience.
7: The Macroeconomic Effects of Energy Purchases.
8: EU’s Dynamic Evaluation of Energy Efficiency: Combining Data Envelopment Analysis and Multicriteria Decision Making.
9: The Availability of European Oil and Gas Resources.
10: Energy Security: Stochastic Analysis of Oil Prices.
11: Green Energy Development in China: The Case of Clean Coal Technologies.
12: China’s New Energy Security: A Swing of the Pendulum.
13: The Energy Efficiency Policy Initiatives and Energy Security: Experiences from India.
14: Impact of Shocks on Australian Coal Mining.
15: An Assessment of the Impacts of Government Energy Policy on Energy Technology, Innovation, and Security: The Case of Renewable Technologies in the US Electricity Sector.
16: An Overview of Energy Policy and Security in the Pacific Region.
17: The Evolution of the Spanish Energy System in the Context of Energy Security: Current Trends, Future Developments.
18: Energy, Development, and Economic Growth in Colombia.