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Measuring Energy Security

Published Monday, January 23, 2012

This POSTnote explores ways in which energy security may be measured for monitoring purposes.

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Energy security is a central aim of energy policy. In the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the government said it would strengthen delivery of energy security by “more robust reporting and monitoring”. This note explores ways in which energy security may be measured for monitoring purposes.

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Author: Stephen Allen

Topics: Coal, Electricity, Energy, Energy conservation, Nuclear power, Oil, petrol and natural gas, Renewable energy

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