What is energy security? Not having to queue for petrol? Not having to pay too much? Not being vulnerable to shortages of natural gas? Never having a power failure? It is all these and more.
How does a country achieve energy security? There are many answers. Some would argue that it has been achieved when there is no need to import energy, particularly oil. A refinement (or perhaps a debasement) of this argument is that the oil should not have to come from the Middle East. Having a range of energy sources—oil, gas, coal, nuclear, hydro, solar, wind, biomass—would seem…
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