Valuation of Energy Security for the United States


Created date

February 3, 2020

Critical Commentary

This report presents an analysis of how energy-related policies and actions are valued, both qualitatively and quantitatively, with respect to their effect on energy security. According to the Department of Energy (DOE) energy security concerns include fuel supply chains; electricity generation, transmission, and distribution; the functioning of energy markets; and the ability of the energy system to withstand shocks and disruptions. To effectively ensure energy security for the United States, DoE argues that a host of factors must be considered from both domestic and international perspectives, including: ensuring domestic access to energy, securing the electric grid, encouraging the development of global markets, and supporting alliances and partnerships that strengthen energy security.


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