This chapter provides a brief overview of the edited collection, showing a range of critical questions that the book aims to address. It explains the need for this book and then emphasises its general purpose, i.e. to investigate the enablers, policy approaches, governance issues and management problems related to the reduction of dependency on fossil fuels and to highlight the experience of selected nations in implementing resource efficiency programmes. The Introduction shows why a novel approach to energy security, with focus on renewables and resource efficiency, applies equally to resource-rich and resource-poor economies. It explains how the blend of chapters (conceptual plus practice-oriented) reinforces the book’s main argument and elucidates the book’s structure.
|Title of host publication||Energy security|
|Subtitle of host publication||policy challenges and solutions for resource efficiency|
|Editors||Nikolai Mouraviev, Anastasia Koulouri|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
Mouraviev, N., & Koulouri, A. (2019). Introduction: towards a novel conceptualisation of energy security. In N. Mouraviev, & A. Koulouri (Eds.), Energy security: policy challenges and solutions for resource efficiency (pp. 1-6). Palgrave Macmillan.