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Energy SecurityManaging Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory Environment$
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Barry Barton, Catherine Redgwell, Anita Rønne, and Donald N. Zillman

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199271610

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271610.001.0001

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Energy Security in the Twenty-First Century

Energy Security in the Twenty-First Century

Chapter:
(p.457) 19 Energy Security in the Twenty-First Century
Source:
Energy Security
Author(s):

Barry Barton

Catherine Redgwell

Anita Rønne

Donald N. Zillman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271610.003.0019

This chapter underlines one of the exacerbating factors in energy security, which is complex systems of supply. It discusses that energy security in the supply of electricity, and natural gas particularly, demands management of a complex system; and as del Guayo points out, this has implications for the drafting and interpretation of energy legislation. It notes that interactions between the different parts of the system must be anticipated, and that the system as a whole may be different from the sum of its parts. It indicates four main kinds of energy security concerns — security of supply, security of demand, reliability of energy supply, and physical security of energy installations and personnel. It also explains the role of law in energy security.

Keywords:   electricity supply, natural gas, del Guayo, security of supply, security of demand, energy supply reliability, physical security, energy installations, personnel

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