Energy Vulnerability Within the CINCPAC Area of Responsibility
Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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This paper looks at the current and projected energy consumption and supply in the region through 2010. The paper discusses what vulnerability is, and how it applies to the Asian-Pacific region. The basic premise in the analysis of the energy future is that the Asian-Pacific region is already heavily dependent on the Middle East and that this dependence will increase steadily. It also equates that dependence with vulnerability to wide price fluctuations or interruption. The Pacific Command area of responsibility faces a real threat in energy vulnerability over the forecast period. Eight policy actions for the countries of the region, and the world, are proposed to mitigate this vulnerability. However, even with reasonable success in these initiatives, significant risks to the regional economy due to energy vulnerability will still exist.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion