Energy Security

Policy Challenges and Solutions for Resource Efficiency

  • Nikolai Mouraviev
  • Anastasia Koulouri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nikolai Mouraviev, Anastasia Koulouri
    Pages 1-6
  3. Energy Security: Trends and Policy Challenges

  4. Solutions for Resource Efficiency: Case Studies

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Nikolai Mouraviev, Anastasia Koulouri
      Pages 255-261
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-278

About this book


This book discusses energy policy within the framework of the expansion of renewable energy sources (RES) and increasing resource use efficiency. In this book, the term ‘resource efficiency’ is defined as deriving the most value from resource inputs related to energy production, while incorporating energy efficiency. 

The authors highlight the drivers, policy approaches, governance issues and management problems related to the reduction of dependency on fossil fuels by focusing on RES and resource efficiency. Mouraviev and Koulori argue that enhancing energy security requires a new approach, integrating two core components: the emphasis on increasing energy production from renewable sources and resource use efficiency, which forms a contrast to the traditional understanding of energy security as security of supply. Blending theory with practice using several case studies, this original book provides a novel conceptualisation of energy security that will be of interest and value to practitioners and policy makers as well as scholars and researchers.


Energy Security Energy Policy Environmental Management Environmental Policy Energy and Environmental Management Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency Resource Efficiency Green Energy Electricity Sector Governance Geopolitics Street Lighting Future World Energy Scenarios Global Wind Energy Outlook Renewables Unit Energy Technology Perspectives Clean Energy Climate Change

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikolai Mouraviev
    • 1
  • Anastasia Koulouri
    • 2
  1. 1.Dundee Business SchoolAbertay UniversityDundeeUK
  2. 2.Dundee Business SchoolAbertay UniversityDundeeUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01032-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01033-1
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