Evaluating energy security performance from 1990 to 2010 for eighteen countries

Sovacool, Benjamin K, Mukherjee, Ishani, Drupady, Ira Martina and D’Agostino, Anthony L (2011) Evaluating energy security performance from 1990 to 2010 for eighteen countries. Energy, 36 (10). pp. 5846-5853. ISSN 0360-5442

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Abstract

This study provides an index for evaluating national energy security policies and performance among the United States, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the ten countries comprising the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Drawn from research interviews, a survey instrument, and a focused workshop, the article first argues that energy security ought to be comprised of five dimensions related to availability, affordability, technology development, sustainability, and regulation. The article then breaks these dimensions down into 20 components and correlates them with 20 metrics that constitute a comprehensive energy security index. We find that the top three performers of our index for all data points and times are Japan, Brunei, and the United States and the worst performers Vietnam, India, and Myanmar. Malaysia, Australia, and Brunei saw their energy security improve the most from 1990 to 2010 whereas Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar saw it decline the most. The article concludes by calling for more research on various aspects of our index and its results.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 15:03
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 15:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58276
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