Evaluating energy security in the Asia-Pacific region: a novel methodological approach

Vivoda, Vlado (2010) Evaluating energy security in the Asia-Pacific region: a novel methodological approach. Energy Policy, 38 9: 5258-5263. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2010.05.028

Author Vivoda, Vlado
Title Evaluating energy security in the Asia-Pacific region: a novel methodological approach
Journal name Energy Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-4215
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.enpol.2010.05.028
Open Access Status
Volume 38
Issue 9
Start page 5258
End page 5263
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract This paper establishes an 'energy security assessment instrument' based on a new and expanded conceptualisation of energy security. The instrument is a systematic interrogative tool for evaluating energy security of individual states or regions. It consists of eleven broad energy security dimensions associated with the current global energy system. These energy security dimensions take into account numerous quantitative and qualitative attributes of each country's energy security and policy, and include both traditional energy security concerns and many new factors, such as environmental, socio- cultural and technological. Another dimension, largely absent from previous analyses, is the existence of, and the issues addressed in, energy security policy in each country. This instrument serves as an assessment system with which to evaluate energy security in the Asia-Pacific region. The existing studies on energy security in the Asia-Pacific region suffer from serious limitations. No study to date examines regional energy security policies by adopting a more comprehensive energy security definition as a starting point. Most studies also focus on a single country or issue. Even if they examine energy security in major regional economies, they lack critical comparative analysis. The instrument is valuable as it may be utilised to draw a comprehensive map of regional energy security situation, which can also include comparative analysis of energy security characteristics across the Asia-Pacific region. Ultimately, it may be utilised to set up a framework for improved regional energy cooperation with the aim of providing regional leaders with a blueprint for improving regional energy security and policy.
Keyword Asia-Pacific
Energy security
Evaluation methodology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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