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Introduction

Barry Barton, Catherine Redgwell, Anita RØnne and Donald N. Zillman

in Energy Security

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199271610
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191709289 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271610.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter begins by discussing how people's reliance on energy made clear the importance of energy security. It then discusses the history of energy use, security, and imposed geopolitical risk. It also discusses the concept and characteristics of energy security, and mentions several issues in energy security among nations. It provides a brief description of all the chapters discussed in this book.

Keywords: reliance on energy; energy security; energy use; developed nation; developing nation

Chapter.  4896 words. 

Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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