The Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

Andreas Goldthau, Kirsten Westphal, Martin Keim

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The transformation of the energy system is a global phenomenon, but the process
itself is still progressing far too slowly to halt climate change. However, for “human
security”, it has immediate positive effects. An energy system that is increasingly
electrifying offers reduced dependence on fossil fuel supply chains and strengthens
access to energy, thus serving as an economic factor that indirectly promotes national and international security. However, the perceivable geographical concentration of technology leadership and an imbalance in global finance raise new threats. These may translate into veritable geopolitical risks that require global cooperation in order to be overcome.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherGerman Institute for International and Security Affairs
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1861-1761
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

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