Energy Security

Financial Times  Jul 9  Comment 
The country’s new national plan puts nuclear power back in the picture
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 28  Comment 
Says 2+2 talks between India, US postponed due to unavoidable reasons
Forbes  Mar 7  Comment 
Energy Secretary tells CERA Week global markets can expect a reliable oil and gas partner in the United States.
Channel News Asia  Jan 7  Comment 
Recent news and commentary over the past few months on energy security have focused on the diversification of energy resources but there are other important factors to consider, says an expert from the Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Financial Times  Jan 2  Comment 
Ambitious transition to renewables comes despite supply shortages and nuclear phase-out
Forbes  Dec 26  Comment 
The U.S. has become too reliant on outside nations for the key minerals needed for the future energy and technology world. Fortunately, we have the reserves to change this and become more self-sufficient, just like we have for oil and gas in the...
Forbes  Sep 19  Comment 
As advances in renewables and technology reshape the structure of the global energy market, the way countries think about protecting their access to it will change as well.
Financial Times  Aug 7  Comment 
As Asia’s oil demand grows, its dependence on imports brings vulnerabilities
The Australian  Dec 27  Comment 
It’s hard to fathom just how big a mess Australian energy policy has become.
Financial Times  Dec 19  Comment 
Peter Terium says investment is at risk if power companies’ profits are curbed


Energy Security is a term that describes the ability to protect access to fuels and electricity. Nations, businesses and families need the ability to generate or purchase fuels and electricity, either through imports or domestic production. They are reliant upon fuels or electricity consuming devices (vehicles, computers, factories, homes, etc) to carry out daily functions. They are dependent upon the ability to securely distribute fuels and transmit electricity to the right place, usually by boat, rail, truck, air, pipeline, or electrical grid.

The Department of Defense as an organization is the single largest consumer of fossil fuel in the world. A December 2005 'snowflake' by then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld asked what the DoD could do to reduce it's reliance on foreign oil, a large part of U.S. fuel consumption and electricity generation. As a result of the snowflake, an Energy Security Working Group was stood up under the Director for Defense Research and Development in April 2005 to analyze the issue.

The Energy Information Agency (part of the U.S. Department of Energy) has an [Energy Security Website] that provides up-to-date statistics and information on such topics as oil supply disruptions, domestic energy supply shortages, and events that affect energy security on a global basis.

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