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Global Energy Policy and Security

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Vlasios Voudouris
  • Addresses the need for a multidisciplinary perspective on issues about global energy policy and security

  • Covers issues related to finance, economics, and environmental science

  • Integrates philosophical chapters and technical/modeling chapters to provide a comprehensive coverage


Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Chris Flaherty, Walter Leal Filho
    Pages 11-25
  3. Sara L. Walker
    Pages 75-102
  4. Carlo Di Maio
    Pages 103-117
  5. Georgia Makridou, Kostas Andriosopoulos, Michael Doumpos, Constantin Zopounidis
    Pages 119-137
  6. Roberto F. Aguilera, Ronald D. Ripple
    Pages 139-154
  7. Konstantinos Skindilias, Chia Chun Lo
    Pages 155-178
  8. Guy C. K. Leung, Raymond Li, Maximilian Kuhn
    Pages 195-208
  9. Svetlana Maslyuk, Dinusha Dharmaratna
    Pages 231-255
  10. Shivneel Prasad, Veronika Schulte, Pritika Bijay
    Pages 277-292
  11. Clara Inés Pardo Martínez, Alexander Cotte Poveda
    Pages 311-330

About this book


Despite efforts to increase renewables, the global energy mix is still likely to be dominated by fossil-fuels in the foreseeable future, particularly gas for electricity and oil for land, air and sea transport. The reliance on depleting conventional oil and natural gas resources  and the geographic distribution of these reserves can have geopolitical implications for energy importers and exporters.

Global Energy Policy and Security examines the security of global and national energy supplies, as well as the sensitivity and impacts of sustainable energy policies which emphasize the various political, economic, technological, financial and social factors that influence energy supply, demand and security. Multidisciplinary perspectives provide the interrelated topics of energy security and energy policy within a rapidly changing socio-political and technological landscape during the 21st century.

Included are two main types of interdisciplinary papers. One set of papers deals with technical aspects of energy efficiency, renewable energy and the use of tariffs. The other set of papers focuses on social, economic or political issues related to energy security and policy, also describing research, practical projects and other concrete initiatives being performed in different parts of the world. This book will prove useful to all those students and researchers interested in the connections between energy production, energy use, energy security and the role of energy policies.


Energy Efficiency Policy Initiatives Energy Security Global Energy Policy National Energy Supplies Sustainable Energy Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Vlasios Voudouris
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Life SciencesHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Research Centre for Energy Management, ESCP Europe Business SchoolABM Analytics LtdLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Prof. Dr. (mult.) Dr. h.c. (mult.) Walter Leal is Senior Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Prof. Dr. Vlasios Voudouris is the CEO of ABM Analytics Ltd and Affiliate Professor at the triple-crown accredited ESCP Europe Business School (Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid, Torino). Vlasios is also the Editor of the 'Oil and Gas Perspectives' SI at the Energy Policy journal. Vlasios has a wealth of experience in evidence-based energy policy, quantitative analysis and risk-adjusted investment processes.


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