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Aspecte ale securităţii energetice în politica internaţională: resurse, probleme, strategii
Energy Security Aspects in World Politics: resources, problems, strategies

Author(s): Șerban Filip Cioculescu
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies, Security and defense, Political Ecology
Published by: Editura Militară
Keywords: Resources; energy; powers; pipelines; corridors; alternative; strategies; monopoly;

Summary/Abstract: Energy is one of the most sensitive issues on the security agenda of states and human communities. Because of the scarcity of resources, the depletion of non-regenerable resources and their highly unequal distribution across the globe, there is a need to rationalize consumption and identify alternative non-poluting sources. At the same time, bio-fuels create problems for the environment and are controversial for diverting food from poor nations in the Third World, while atomic energy carry the risk of natural and man-made disasters like the Fukushima example. Great powers but also alliances often draft strategies to deal with access to energy, at the same time trying to avoid typical problems related to hyper-abundance of resources which generate corruption, authorities tendencies and drops of the national currencies. Romania still possess important amounts of natural energy but it cannot avoid dependence on importations and it is highly interested in establishing privileged partnership and co-participate in pipelines building in order to avoid dependence on Russia and get access to Caspian and Black Sea gas and oil.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 27-43
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Romanian