The Challenge of Energy Security in the 21st Century
Trends of Significance
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute
Title Page, Copyright
List of Tables and Figures
List of Maps
List of Acronyms
I acknowledge with appreciation the valuable assistance of the following members of the Energy Security Division of the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore: Krishna Mayur Booluck, Koh Chung Wei, Nicholas and Geoffrey Kevin Pakiam. This book could not be completed...
About the Contributors
Hooman PEIMANI (Ph.D.) is the Head of Energy Security Division at the Energy Studies Institute based at the National University of Singapore. Drawing on his years of work experience with academic (e.g., Geneva School of Diplomacy) and non-academic, private and public (Canadian Government)...
Perhaps the twenty-first century could be named the energy century for at least two major reasons. On the one hand, global energy requirements are expanding on a steady basis, corrected for short periods of fluctuations in demand caused by ups and downs in the performance of all economies, especially the large and/or growing ones. All projections for the foreseeable...
2. Global Trends in Renewable Electricity, Renewable Fuels, and Markets for Renewable Heating and Cooling
Renewable resources of energy have immense potential to supply a much larger fraction of the world’s electricity, fuel for transportation, and heat and other energy services. Renewable energy can be utilized through a variety of sources, approaches, systems, and technologies...
3. Resource Mutualism or Codependence? The Water-Energy Nexus in Asia
Traditional interpretations of energy security have centred on supply-side issues of fuel availability, supplier reliability, import dependence, price, and political stability, and have only recently considered the role of social impacts and environmental acceptability. Still absent is an articulation of vulnerabilities caused by non-energy inputs. Nuclear plants cannot generate electricity...
4. OPEC's Long-Term Role in Affecting Energy Security
Despite a growing concern about fossil energy’s contribution to environmental degradation and, particularly, global warming, oil, natural gas, and coal have remained the major sources of energy worldwide. In particular, oil has been the most commonly used type of fossil energy for about a century because of its abundance and also its relatively easier process of extraction, transportation...
5. Whither a Gas OPEC? Not in the Pipeline
At the close of the year 2009, the natural gas market appears poised for significant changes to the industry. From the macroeconomic perspective, growing confidence in the sustainability of a post-recession recovery heralds the promise of an increase in energy demand. However, this is tempered by an overhang of fiscal indebtedness and trade deficit plaguing developed...
6. Shared Interests or Competing Actons: What Drives Energy Security Cooperation between Asia and Europe?
Dwindling resources for fossil fuels, rising prices for oil and gas, the threat of climate change, the urgent need to reduce emissions, and the quest for economic growth are some of the factors affecting energy policies in countries in Asia1 and Europe and leading to certain trends in the area of energy cooperation. The issue of energy has long been on the political agenda of the...
Without a doubt, energy is a major challenge of the twenty-first century for all economies, large and small alike. The economic upheaval of 2007–10 led to a deep recession in many countries, particularly the largest energy consumers, with the effect of sharply decreasing economic activities and, therefore, energy consumption. In January 2011, there are weak signs of recovery in...
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Publication Year: 2011
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