Chapter 8

Towards Governance of Energy Security

G. Valkenburg1,  and F. Gracceva2     1Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands     2Studies and Strategies Unit, ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), Rome, Italy


Energy transitions are complex processes, the management and governance of which are characterised by large uncertainties and ambiguities. Moreover, further complexities emerge when energy transitions are initiated in pursuit of energy security. Because of these complexities, transitions towards secure low-carbon systems qualify as unstructured problems: it is literally unclear from the problem itself what the tool of choice should be, or how the problem should ...

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