This chapter draws insights into the nature of energy security by emphasising its contextual, dynamic, multidimensional and polysemic features. It then identifies critical questions requiring further investigation (e.g. about the trade-offs involved in using the emergent twenty-first century energy security paradigm). The chapter argues that the value of the proposed novel model of energy security is in its ability to transform the energy sector and ensure sustainability. The sustainability approach is useful as it accommodates critical perspectives on energy security (ever-increasing utilisation of renewables, complemented by continuous improvements in efficiency and energy efficiency), which forms the governance’ focus. Future research opportunities (energy security as value to society, community mobilisation) are also identified.
|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||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
Mouraviev, N., & Koulouri, A. (2019). Renewable energy and resource efficiency: governance is key. In N. Mouraviev, & A. Koulouri (Eds.), Energy security: policy challenges and solutions for resource efficiency (pp. 255-261). Palgrave Macmillan.