Accession Number : ADA637251
Title : Energy Security Threats
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROGRAM ROSSLYN VA
Personal Author(s) : Johnston, Peter
Report Date : Jun 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 53
Abstract : This paper reviews the main threats to energy supply in order to determine their impact on security and military forces. It is divided into three sections. Part 1 provides some background to better understand the nature of energy transformations and highlights previous transformations and draws out some of the lessons that are relevant to the situation today. Part 2 provides context for understanding the threats to energy supply by reviewing the contemporary energy environment by briefly examining current general consumption patterns and reviewing the forecasted growth for the coming decades. It then reviews the concept that the oil age is ending and briefly explores the primary alternate energy sources under development today. Understanding the contemporary energy environment will allow readers to better appreciate the potential impacts from the threats to security that will be examined in the third section of this paper. In Part 3 examines contemporary threats to fuel supplies. These threats include interruptions whose origin may be human or environmental. Finally, the conclusions presented in Part 4 regard the potential impact of the condition of the energy environment as well as the threats to supplies both for countries and military forces.
Descriptors : *FUEL SHORTAGES , *POWER SUPPLIES , *THREAT EVALUATION , ENERGY TRANSFER , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY SUPPLIES , WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL)
Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE