Energy security policy in Britain: Markets, complexity and challenges

Iain Souter, Jessica Whiting

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Great Britain is often cited as a historical example in discussions of energy policy, due to both its early and deep energy liberalisation and its early commitments to climate protection. This chapter reviews past and current British energy security policy to elicit a wider understanding of the importance of security and resultant policy. Various alternative strategic approaches to energy security are outlined, drawing possible policy recommendations and implications for energy security policy into the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Challenges in Energy Security
Subtitle of host publicationThe UK in a Multipolar World
EditorsC. Mitchell, J. Watson, J. Whiting
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781137298850
ISBN (Print)9781137298843, 9781137298843
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameEnergy, Climate and the Environment
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


  • energy policy
  • energy security
  • fuel poverty
  • international energy market
  • Nord Stream


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