Chapter 4

The Macroregional Geopolitics of Energy Security

Towards a New Energy World Order?

G. Cotella,  and S. Crivello     Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy


The aim of this chapter is to build a geographical analysis of political relations, paths, risks and possibilities related to European energy security. Competition for energy is fierce: the availability of secure energy sources is essential for the proper functioning of the economy and energy consumption is expected to increase globally, driven by the economic growth of emerging economies. The chapter analyses strategic areas for Europe energy supply (specifically in terms of oil, natural gas and coal) ...

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