Energy Security - Science topic
Energy security is a term for an association between national security and the availability of natural resources for energy consumption. Access to cheap energy has become essential to the functioning of modern economies. However, the uneven distribution of energy supplies among countries has led to significant vulnerabilities.
Questions related to Energy Security
Given the current volatile energy scenario (high energy prices and reliance on fossil fuels) in developing countries (like Bangladesh) , what long-term strategies should be implemented to ensure overall energy security?
How can citizens prepare for a future projected energy crisis?
How can we protect ourselves against a future energy crisis?
How should the state transform the energy sector to make the economy more resilient to possible future energy crises?
How should the state ensure energy security for its citizens?
How should the economy be prepared for the projected increase in energy commodity prices and energy price increases?
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In the current world energy scenario, the shortage of energy carriers and the low energy efficiency of industrial processes in Latin America have sharpened productive competitiveness in this region. In this context, do you consider that Small Modular Reactors (SMR) can be an energy alternative for Latin American nations? Please argue your answer. I really appreciate your collaboration.
My name is Bala Vignesh Subramanian, doing my Master's in Engineering Management in Northumbria university . I am currently perusing my final year research dissertation under the topic "Project Management practices towards energy security and sustainable urban development in the UK". The goal of the survey is to attain the sustainable urban development in the UK, I would like to know how professionals are thinking about the sustainable urban development, energy security practices and project management practices towards NetZero Carbon. Please take a moment to share your opinions with me by taking this survey it will takes around 5 minutes. I would like to welcome you to fill the survey. No personal information would be collected in this survey, instead only research related (on 5 point Linkert scale) and some demographic questions would be asked. All data collected will remain anonymous and stored securely under the university data protection policy. Thank you in advance for your participation.
I will be guest editing a Special Issue "Climate Variability Impacts on the Energy System". The Special Issue covers issues relating to climate variability and change (CV&C) impact on the energy system and energy system transitions.
Examples of topics within the scope of this Special Issue include (but not limited to) the following: CV&C impact assessment on the energy sector, energy security and SDGs; technology solutions to address CV&C impacts; and robust policies to support the decoupling of GHG from the energy sector.
Original and review articles are welcomed. I look forward to your contributions. See the link below for more details:
I understand that, COVID-19 will strong impact health and also on Nexus components of Water-Energy-Food (WEF). I want to understand more from collective inputs from all the corners of globe who might be working or have knowledge on how this pandemic will show effects on Water, Energy, Food and sustainability, WEF-Nexus, Resources security and etc.
Looking forward for your inputs.
Despite having the lowest per capita electricity consumption, Bihar is not doing very well in making itself energy secure. There can be broad answers to this question but I want to know that what in your perspective or understanding is the most influential reason for very low level of adoption of solar energy in Bihar.
I am looking for research work on energy vulnerability (from a national viewpoint), although that has not been successful up to now since most research work is on energy security.
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Currently, the energy policy of the states draws attention to the need for greater use of renewable energy sources, including geothermal energy. Are its advantages able to increase the level of energy security both on the local, regional and even national level.
I am interested in the optimisation of energy security-related indicators in order to make sustainable energy planning at country level. Thanks in advance.
Third party access concerns users of energy infrastructure. It is established under european guidelines in order to enhance competition and energy security in Europe.
With the Energiewende, the German government pursues a long term energy strategy which aims to transform the energy sector by mid-century. To achieve this it has implemented a comprehensive, long term policy framework which receives broad support across the political spectrum. The United States lacks a similar approach. The reasons are likely manifold. My question is how the character of each country's federalism impacts the long term energy approach of both countries and might help to explain differences?
The Indian Commerce Ministry has recommended levying anti-dumping duty on solar cells imported from the U.S., Malaysia, China and Chinese Taipei. What will be its possible impact on India's solar mission?
For example, PNG is a dedicated medium of the transport of natural gas based on already agreed upon import volumes, price mechanisms and long-term contractual arrangements among the supplier, transit and importer countries. However, LNG needs to be transported through marine ships and can be subject to many insecurities and uncertainties like pirate attacks, geopolitics.
While there are some significant attempts to promote sustainability in military (USA, UK etc. even NATO with energy security concept) these efforts are still on the operational level. Objectives of these efforts are usually oriented towards energy efficiency and environmental protection. My interest is the sustainability on strategic/national level and how it influence overall security/stability. Any comment, idea or reference would be highly appreciated.
I am looking for literature regarding frameworks for assessing energy security, especially for developing countries. This is a meta-assessment of assessment frameworks.
Based on ongoing research, I would like to find out if there are any sources or publications already available on the costs of terrorism/critical incidents on critical infrastructure (oil, gas, energy, power, water) in the MENA region. If so, please get back to me.
I am making a research about the 'Turkish Stream' which is the latest natural gas pipeline between Russia and Turkey. And how could be its affects for the Turkey - EU relations and EU Energy Security. I am looking for some article related or close to these topics. Any favours would be well-recieved... Thank you, Mustafa YÜCE.
The following factors had a strong influence on development of the competitive natural gas market: economic crisis an recession, Russia-Ukraine gas crises in 2008/2009 and 2014... as well as tight connection between oil and natural gas markets in determining natural gas prices.
Previous low prices and possibility of natural gas supply from the abundant sources located relatively close to the consumption area are no longer available. Due to more difficult conditions in force during the last years, the security of natural gas supply has become the central issue of the energy politics ...
With the recent troubles in Ukraine, the issue of Russian gas security is back on the agenda. Roughly 40% of EU gas imports are from or via Russia, on average. The import share in some countries reaches 100%. On the other hand, the gas export share of Russia to the EU exceeds 40%. Does this mean that the economic impact of an EU gas embargo against Russia is on average more severe in Russia than in the EU? If not, why are economic embargoes discussed in the EU?
Is nuclear energy a real alternative for the generation of electricity in the European region?
Due to different reasons, and particularly after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the debate about the future role of nuclear energy for electricity generation in the energy mix of several countries was reopened once again in the European region. There are several reasons for this. The first of these reasons is the high price of oil. The second reason is the need to reduce the CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. The third reason is the dependency of the EU and other European States to the import of fossil fuels.
During the consideration of the role that nuclear energy should have in the energy balance in the European States in the coming years, three main realities should be taken into account:
-The level of criticisms of the use of nuclear energy for electricity generation is rising again in several European States after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Germany has shut down 8 of its 17 nuclear power reactors in operation in 2011. The UK shuts down 2units in 2012; other countries such as Switzerland, Belgium and Sweden have plans to shut down all nuclear power reactors currently in operation or have cancelled the expansion of their nuclear programs or the introduction of this type of programs for the generation of electricity in the future.
-Economics comparison. Whether the use of nuclear energy for electricity generation is more economical or not than the use of other energy sources will depend on how cheap it is compared to other alternative energy sources;
-Is nuclear energy a secure energy source for the generation of electricity or it is very dangerous bearing in mind the Three Miles Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accidents? Does the world have in their hands now any other alternative energy sources that are more secure, can provide the level of electricity generation that the countries need when is needed, and it is clean and economic than nuclear energy? If the reply is yes, then they can be used immediately to generate the total energy electricity produced by the 436 nuclear power reactors operating in 31 countries in 2012, before the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant?
Currently, the European region (including Russia and Ukraine) generates around 31 % of its electricity from 195 nuclear power reactors currently in operation in 17 countries.
According to some expert’s opinion, it is a fact that nuclear energy is already making a substantial contribution to an energy policy that is low in carbon, cost-effective and that provides assured supply.
Today, a strong debate is happening among the oldest and most industrialized EU Member States, which do not want to slow down their economic growth and wish to overcome the current economic and social crisis that some of them are now facing.
This crisis is putting in danger not only the stability of several countries but also the common currency of 23 States (the euro). For this reason, a group of countries is thinking to continue using nuclear energy for the generation of electricity as a real alternative, even after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. On the other hand, others countries are taking measures to slow down the expansion of their current nuclear power programs or will shut down some or all of their nuclear power reactors in the coming years. The problem that the world is now facing is how to meet the foreseeable increase in the demand of energy using all available energy sources in the most efficient and economic manner and without increasing the emission of CO2 to the atmosphere.
Undoubtedly, one of the available types of energy sources that have proved in the past that can be effectively used for the generation of electricity is nuclear energy. The International Energy Outlook for 2011 (IEO 2011) indicated that electricity generation from nuclear power worldwide is expected to increase from 2.6 trillion kWh in 2008 to 4.9 trillion kWh in 2035, an increase of 88 %. However, there is a great concern about building new nuclear capacity due to construction costs, energy security and greenhouse gas emissions in several regions of the world.