Introduction: towards a novel conceptualisation of energy security

Nikolai Mouraviev, Anastasia Koulouri

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy security
Subtitle of host publicationpolicy challenges and solutions for resource efficiency
EditorsNikolai Mouraviev, Anastasia Koulouri
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030010331
ISBN (Print)9783030010324
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


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