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Energy Security and Climate Policy - Assessing Interactions, International Energy Agency

Energy Security and Climate Policy - Assessing Interactions, International Energy Agency
World energy demand is surging. Oil, coal and natural gas still meet most global energy needs, creating serious implications for the environment. One result is that CO2 emissions, the principal cause of global warming, are rising.   This new study underlines the close link between efforts to ensure energy security and those to mitigate climate change. Decisions on one side affect the other. To optimise the efficiency of their energy policy, OECD countries must consider energy security and climate change mitigation priorities jointly.   The bookpresents a framework to assess interactions between energy security and climate change policies, combining qualitative and quantitative analyses. The quantitative analysis is based on the development of energy security indicators, tracking the evolution of policy concerns linked to energy resource concentration. The “indicators” are applied to a reference scenario and CO2 policy cases for five case-study countries: The Czech Republic, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.   Simultaneously resolving energy security and environmental concerns is a key challenge for policy makers today. This study helps chart the course.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-145)
international or intergovernmental publication
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non fiction
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Energy Security and Climate Policy - Assessing Interactions
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International Energy Agency
Table Of Contents
CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; Executive Summary; The various aspects of energy security policy; Measuring resource concentration as a driver of energy security; Case studies; Results from the reference scenario; Results from the policy cases; Conclusion; 1 Premise for an integrated energy policy; 2 The nature of climate change and energy security policyinteractions; 3 New tools to measure the energy security implicationsof resource concentration; 4 Energy security and climate change policy drivers:a reference scenario5 Energy security and climate change policy interactions:exploratory policy cases6 Discussion; 7 Annex I: A review of existing quantitative approaches; 8 Annex II: ESI Price calculation input data - Reference scenario; 9 References
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