The relationship between Energy and Security may have originated from supply chain risks in the delivery of energy products, but it now incorporates a broader set of issues, including the security and resilience of electricity supply systems, the implications of climate change for environmental and human security, the interaction of decarbonisation of the electricity grid and security of energy supplies, and the relationship between geopolitics, energy and security. Australia is at the centre of many of these policy issues as a major energy supplier located in the Asia-Pacific., which has the fastest growing demand for energy globally.
The Energy and Security Research Cluster (ESRC) at the Energy Change Institute aims to lead the conversation on the complex interactions between energy supply and demand and security in Australia and in the Asia-Pacific. The ESRC is interdisciplinary with membership across the colleges of the Australian National University who actively collaborate with colleagues and partners from industry, government, policy and academia, within Australia, the region, and globally.
- Fossil fuel supply chain resilience and energy security of supply
- The security and resilience of electricity supply systems
- Climate change mitigation, and human and environmental security
- Decarbonisation and energy security
- Geopolitics, energy and security in the Asia Pacific