Managing Energy Security: An All Hazards Approach to Critical Infrastructure, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Managing Energy Security

An All Hazards Approach to Critical Infrastructure, 1st Edition

By Maria G. Burns

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408 pages | 112 B/W Illus.

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Description

This interdisciplinary book is written for government and industry professionals who need a comprehensive, accessible guide to modern energy security.

Introducing the ten predominant energy types, both renewable and non-renewable, the book illustrates the modern energy landscape from a geopolitical, commercial, economic and technological perspective. Energy is presented as the powerhouse of global economic activities. To ensure the uninterrupted supply of energy, nations, industries and consumers need to have options. Efficient energy security planning ensures that when a primary energy source is depleted, compromised or interrupted, an alternative energy source must be readily available. For this reason, the foundations of energy security are built upon the five pillars of Sustainability, Independence, Efficiency, Affordability and Accessibility. The numerous case studies presented in this book demonstrate that energy security may be compromised in the absence of one out of these five ingredients. The book also entertains the Triple-E notion of Energy Efficiency, Environmental integrity and Economies of scale, used by governments and corporations for energy optimization. One of the key strengths of the book is its ability effectively to cover various scientific disciplines, and several energy types, while remaining comprehensible.

This book will be of much interest to security or logistics professionals, economists and engineers, as well as policymakers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Energy as a critical infrastructure sector

Chapter 2: Major security and safety threat types

Chapter 3: Global Energy: A Geopolitical and Economic Landscape

Chapter 4: Oil & Gas Security

Chapter 5: Coal Energy Security (Fossil Fuels; Non Renewable)

Chapter 6: Nuclear Energy Security (Non-renewable) Uranium, Plutonium, Thorium

Chapter 7: Wind Power Security

Chapter 8: Hydroelectricity & Ocean Energy Security

Chapter 9: Solar and Geothermal Energy, Chapter 10: Biofuel & Biomass Security

Chapter 11: Cyber Security in the era of Big Data

Chapter 12: Energy Security Forecasting

About the Author

Maria G. Burns is a National Academies scholar. She serves as the Director for the Logistics and Transportation Program, University of Houston, and as Lead of Education and Workforce in the DHS Center of Excellence for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research, led by the University of Houston. She is the author of Port Management and Operations (CRC Press, 2014) and Logistics and Transportation Security (CRC Press, 2015).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS027000
HISTORY / Military / General
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
TEC009010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC031030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Fossil Fuels