The present issue of Energy Journal covers the "energy security" topic, following on the heels of discussions held and decisions made by the Minister of Energy in the G7 at the Rome Initiative.
We tackle it with the help of Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, who explains how energy security is inextricably connected with two other factors that are key to development: access to energy and environmental impact.
Then we move to China, "the hungry energy giant", where we broaden our horizons to address the diversification of energy sources – the safest strategy for guaranteeing security of supply. Security of supply which can only be developed at a macro-regional level, as you'll see in Li Kegiang's speech made at the Boao Forum last May.
Network integration, open and well regulated markets, technology development: these are the three pillars to foster renewable energy. A form of energy which is more secure, dependable, clean and increasingly economical. You'll hear more through two experiences by CESI – one in the Middle East and another one in Latin America – that we explore in full in this issue of EJ.
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