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Индекс на риска на енергийна сигурност на България
Risk Index of Bulgarian Energy Security

Author(s): Svetla Boneva
Subject(s): Economy, National Economy, Energy and Environmental Studies
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: Energy Security; Energy Dependence; Energy Poverty; International Energy Security Risk Index; Indicators of The International Energy Security Risk Index; Factors Influencing National Energy Security;
Summary/Abstract: The paper outlines the risk index of Bulgarian energy security in a comparative context with the risk index of the OECD countries for the period 1980 – 2012, as well as the factors, determining risk reduction policies in the field of country energy security risks. The reasons hindering the rise of energy prices, the guaranteed return on investment in the energy sector and the measures for future energy risks reduction have been pointed out. Special attention has been paid on the indicators (index components) determining the risk index of a country energy security according to which Bulgaria show lower results compared to the OECD countries and on the other hand the indicators according to which Bulgaria shows better results compared to the same group of countries. An analysis has been presented on the reasons for these results. Finally, the importance of the energy security risk index for analyzing the position of the energy sector in Bulgaria has been presented.

  • Page Range: 287-296
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Bulgarian