This Handbook brings together energy security experts to explore the implications of framing the energy debate in security terms, both in respect of the governance of energy systems and the practices associated with energy security.
The contributors expertly review and analyse the key aspects and research issues in the emerging field of energy security, test the current state of knowledge, and provide suggestions for reflection and further analysis. This involves providing an account of the multiplicity of discourses and meanings of energy security, and contextualizing them. They also suggest a rewriting of energy security discourses and their representation in purely economic terms.
This volume examines energy security and its conceptual and practical challenges from the perspectives of security of supply, security of demand, environmental change and human security. It will prove essential for students in the fields of global, international and national politics of energy, economics, and society as well as engineering. It will also appeal to policy practitioners and anybody interested in keeping the lights on, avoiding climate change, and providing a secure future for humanity.
Edited by Hugh Dyer, University of Leeds, UK and Maria Julia Trombetta, School of International Studies, University of Nottingham, China
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. The Concept of Energy Security: Broadening, Deepening, Transforming Hugh Dyer and Maria Julia Trombetta PART II: ENERGY SECURITY ISSUES 2. Energy Security and Liberal Democracy: Ideals, Imperatives and Balancing Acts Steve Wood 3. Framing New Threats: The Internal Security of Gas and Electricity Networks in the European Union Peter Zeniewski, Carlo Brancucci Martinez-Anido and Ivan L.G. Pearson 4. Resource Conflicts: Energy Worth Fighting For? Joshua Olaniyi Alabi 5. Global Energy Supply: Scale, Perception and the Return to Geopolitics Susanne Peters and Kirsten Westphal PART III: SECURITY OF ENERGY SUPPLY 6. Securing Energy Supply: Strategic Reserves Elspeth Thomson and Augustin Boey 7. Securing Energy Supply II: Diversification of Energy Sources and Carriers Kas Hemmes 8. Energy Security Assessment Framework and Three Case Studies Aleh Cherp and Jessica Jewell 9. National Energy Strategies of Major Industrialized Countries Stephan Schott and Graham Campbell 10. Developing World: National Energy Strategies Sylvia Gaylord and Kathleen J. Hancock PART IV: SECURITY OF ENERGY DEMAND 11. Energy Demand: Security for Suppliers? Tatiana Romanova 12. Oil Producers' Perspectives on Energy Security Gawdat Bahgat 13. Energy Security Governance in Light of the Energy Charter Process Andrei V. Belyi PART V: ENERGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND SECURITY 14. Governance Dimensions of Climate and Energy Security John Vogler and Hannes R. Stephan 15. Energy, Climate Change and Conflict: Securitization of Migration, Mitigation and Geoengineering Jurgen Scheffran 16. Environmental Implications of Energy Production Yolanda Lechon, Natalia Caldes and Pedro Linares 17. Washing Away Energy Security: The Vulnerability of Energy Infrastructure to Environmental Change Cleo Paskal 18. Paradoxes and Harmony in the Energy-Climate Governance Nexus Stephane La Branche PART VI: ENERGY AND HUMAN SECURITY 19. Energy Poverty: Access, Health and Welfare Subhes C. Bhattacharyya 20. Ethical Dimensions of Renewable Energy Hugh Dyer 21. Low Carbon Development and Energy Security in Africa Chukwumerije Okereke and Tariya Yusuf 22. The Road not Taken, Round II: Centralized vs. Distributed Energy Strategies and Human Security Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Dustin Mulvaney 23. Human Security and Energy Security: A Sustainable Energy System as a Public Good Sylvia I. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen and Nigel Jollands PART VII: CONCLUSIONS 24. The Political Economy of Energy Security Hugh Dyer and Maria Julia Trombetta Index