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Title: Energy security issues in contemporary Europe
Authors: Abrhám, Josef
Britchenko, Igor
Jankovic, Marija
Garškaitė-Milvydienė, Kristina
Keywords: energy security
natural gas
oil
renewable energy
distributed energy resources
European Union
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija
Citation: Abrhám, J.; Britchenko, I.; ; Jankovic, M. ; Garškaitė-Milvydienė, K. Energy security issues in contemporary Europe, Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues 7(3), 387–398
Series/Report no.: 7;3
Abstract: Throughout the history of mankind, energy security has been always seen as a means of protection from disruptions of essential energy systems. The idea of protection from disorders emerged from the process of securing political and military control over energy resources to set up policies and measures on managing risks that affect all elements of energy systems. The various systems placed in a place to achieve energy security are the driving force towards the energy innovations or emerging trends in the energy sector. Our paper discusses energy security status and innovations in the energy sector in European Union (EU). We analyze the recent up-to-date developments of the energy policy and exploitation of energy sources, as well as scrutinize the channels of energy streaming to the EU countries and the risks associated with this energy import. Moreover, we argue that the shift to the low-carbon production of energy and the massive deployment of renewable energy sources (RES) might become the key issue in ensuring the energy security and independency of the EU from its external energy supplies. Both RES, distributed energy resources (DER) and “green energy” that will be based on the energy efficiency and the shift to the alternative energy supply might change the energy security status quo for the EU.
URI: http://dspace.vgtu.lt/handle/1/3601
ISSN: 2029-7017
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