Energy Security: An Interdisciplinary Approach by Gawdat Bahgat

By Gawdat Bahgat

Defense of power provide is a big drawback for all smooth societies, intensified by means of skyrocketing call for in India and China and extending overseas festival over fossil gasoline deposits. Energy protection: An Interdisciplinary Approach provides A comparative research from either shoppers' and manufacturers' views. It uniquely combines economics, geology, diplomacy, company, historical past, public administration and political technology, in a single finished quantity, highlighting the vulnerabilities and want to maneuver to extra sustainable strength sources.

the writer offers a couple of beneficial case reviews to illustrate the speculation, together with views from eating areas corresponding to the U.S., the ecu Union, and China, and from exporting areas; the center East, Africa, Russia and the Caspian Sea.

Key beneficial properties include:

  • coverage on theoretical and empirical frameworks so readers may be able to examine ideas correct to new legislation and guidelines in strength security
  • up-to-date assurance on ‘green energy', outlining learn at the stability among assembly strength wishes and averting polluting the environment
  • an exam of the 3 such a lot sought after foreign strength organisations; foreign power corporation, foreign strength discussion board, and association of Petroleum Exporting Countries 
  • a complete word list directory all very important phrases utilized in the power field

This examine holds very important details for policymakers, politicians, power experts, scientists and post-graduate and ultimate yr scholars of power and diplomacy. With its transparent written sort, it is going to additionally have interaction different execs who're attracted to overseas political financial system and the way forward for worldwide energy.

Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–19):
Chapter 2 usa (pages 21–39):
Chapter three ecu Union (pages 41–57):
Chapter four China (pages 59–78):
Chapter five Persian Gulf (pages 79–109):
Chapter 6 Africa (pages 111–129):
Chapter 7 Caspian Sea (pages 131–156):
Chapter eight Russia (pages 157–174):
Chapter nine OPEC and gasoline OPEC (pages 175–194):
Chapter 10 foreign strength corporation (pages 195–212):
Chapter eleven end (pages 213–218):

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ISBN: 978-0-470-68904-2 P1: OTA/XYZ P2: ABC c02 JWST043-Bahgat 22 December 13, 2010 13:51 Printer Name: Yet to Come Energy Security energy organization and planning [1]. On August 4, 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed the US Department of Energy Organization Act, centralizing the responsibilities of the Federal Energy Administration, the Energy Research and Development Administration, the Federal Power Commission, and other energy-related government programs into a single presidential cabinet-level department.

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These updated estimates suggested that a significantly greater volume of oil could be economically recovered than previously believed [6]. 7 billion barrels of oil are recoverable and there was a 5% probability that at least 16 billion barrels of oil are recoverable. The USGS calculated that once all the oil has been discovered, more than 80% of the technically recoverable oil is commercially developable at an oil price of $25 per barrel [7]. The opening up of ANWR to oil and gas development can have several significant impacts, including reducing world oil prices, reducing the US dependence on imported foreign oil, improving the US balance of trade, and increasing US jobs.

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