Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Conceptualizing and measuring energy security: A synthesized approach

Publication year: 2011brbSource:/b Energy, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 26 July 2011brBenjamin K., Sovacool , Ishani, MukherjeebrThis article provides a synthesized, workable framework for analyzing national energy security policies and performance. Drawn from research interviews, survey results, a focused workshop, and an extensive literature review, this article proposes that energy security ought to be comprised of five dimensions related to availability, affordability, technology development, sustainability, and regulation. We then break these five dimensions down into 20 components related to security of supply and production, dependency, and diversification for availability; price stability, access and equity, decentralization, and low prices for affordability; innovation and research, safety and reliability, resilience, energy efficiency, and investment for technology development; land use,…br Highlights: ► Energy security should consist of five dimensions related to availability, affordability, technology development, sustainability, and regulation. ► The dimensions of energy security can be broken down into 20 components. ► These components can be distilled into 320 simple indicators and 52 complex indicators.


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