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Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security

Edited by: Robert E. Looney

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781857437454
eBook ISBN: 9781315723617
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An original contribution to our understanding of a phenomenon that is reshaping the world, this title thoroughly discusses the transformation of the energy security policy arena brought on by two dramatic developments ? the increased potential availability of energy in many parts of the world on the supply side, and on the demand side increasing concerns over the harmful effects on the environment brought on by the use of fossil fuels. An in depth discussion specifically focuses on what energy security means to different countries, and examines which of those countries appear to be managing their energy/climate transitions successfully and which are having a more difficult time adapting to the new environment.


  • Part 1 introduces the topic, covering the main themes and provides an overview of the chapters
  • Part 2 provides a framework for policy evaluation, considering the evolving factors affecting energy security and the energy/climate policy trilemma
  • Parts 3 to 6 discuss energy transitions in the carbon producing countries (Saudi Arabia, Canada, Iran, Russia, Mexico), in intermediate carbon/producing/consuming countries (China, United States, UK, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa), in carbon consuming countries (Germany, Japan, South Korea, Israel, India, Spain) and finally in carbon reduction countries (France, Denmark, Switzerland)
  • Part 7 looks at attempts at regional/international cooperation
  • Part 8 considers the prospects for the future, examining technological breakthroughs.


This title builds on the theme of unfolding energy transformations driven by, but increasingly constrained by climate/environmental considerations. It is ideal for researchers and students in the areas of environmental politics and policy, climate change, and energy and climate security, as well as for academics and professionals.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Evolving factors affecting energy security Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The climate and security imperative Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Climate change and energy security policies Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Renewable energy in the MENA Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Frameworks for regional co-operation Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Regional coordination in energy systems and its impact on energy security Download PDF
Chapter  8:  In the furnace Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Energy, climate and economic security, and Canada’s road from oil exporter to deep decarbonization Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Energy transitions in carbon-producing countries Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Energy and climate transitions in Mexico Download PDF
Chapter  12:  South Africa’s pragmatic transition Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The politics behind the three Es in China Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The USA’s energy and climate transition Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Great British energy transition? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Energy transitions and climate security in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Indonesia’s energy trilemma Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Japan’s energy security Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Transitions to energy and climate security in Thailand Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Managing energy and climate policy challenges in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Energy transition in a carbon consuming country Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Jordan’s response to acute energy insecurity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Analyzing Turkey’s energy transition Download PDF
Chapter  25:  France and the energy trilemma Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Struggles in Denmark’s transition towards a low carbon future Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Twins of 1713 Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Energy transitions and climate security in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Energy transitions in the Caribbean and Central America Download PDF
Appendix Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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