Renewable energy, energy security and resilient societies

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Sometimes energy security is used as an advocacy for renewable energy systems. Although renewable energy systems can surely have such characteristics they will not per se solve all types of security problems, and new problems will most certainly arise. In this paper, energy security aspects of renewable energy systems are analysed taking the starting point in a broad typology on energy security. Various renewable energy systems will be discussed from an EU perspective, however noticing the on-going development of global renewable energy markets. Three specific areas will be discussed more thoroughly: the expansion of biofuels, the integration of large quantities of variable electricity in the electricity system, and the existing plans for providing significant parts of renewable electricity from Northern Africa. Furthermore, the importance of various institutions is touched upon.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
Publication statusUnpublished - 2011
EventResilient societies - governing risk and vulnerability for water, energy and climate change - Universiteit of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, Netherlands
Duration: 2011 Oct 192011 Oct 21


ConferenceResilient societies - governing risk and vulnerability for water, energy and climate change

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Energy Systems


  • Renewable energy
  • energy security
  • energy markets
  • biofuels
  • solar energy


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