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Greg Gordon, John Paterson, and Emre Usenmez

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781845861018

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861018.001.0001

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The UK’s Energy Security

The UK’s Energy Security

(p.33) Chapter 3 The UK’s Energy Security
Oil and Gas Law

Emre Üşenmez

Edinburgh University Press

This Chapter deals with the issue of energy security in the UK. Although energy security is commonly viewed from the perspective of consumers, this Chapter distinguishes the dual identities of the UK as an energy producer and a consumer state and highlights the policies aimed at ensuring energy security from both perspectives. The discussions first focus on the International Energy Agency’s Coordinated Emergency Response Measures and on the Energy Charter Treaty within the contexts of supply disruption mechanisms, energy diversification and access to markets. It subsequently introduces the European Union dimensions of the UK’s energy security. It considers the EU policies that have developed in parallel with the IEA measures, and those that developed in response to climate change concerns, and their impact on the UK’s energy security. The Chapter also views the energy security issue from the UK’s producer state identity and considers the policies aimed at increasing the indigenous production.

Keywords:   Energy security, Energy producer security, Energy consumer security, International Energy Agency (“IEA”), Coordinated Emergency Response Measures (“CERM”), Energy Charter Treaty (“ECT”), supply disruption response mechanisms, energy diversification, access to energy markets, Gas market liberalisation, Large Combustion Plants Directive (“LCPD”)

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