Energy Security Strategies of the USA and China

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Introduction 3

Overview of the materials 4

Research objectives and methodology 7

Chapter1. Energy Security. General framework and specific features 8

1.1. Theoretical background for energy security 8

1.2 US National Goals and Energy Security 15

1.3 China’s National Goals and Energy Security 20

Chapter 2 Internal Dimension of National Energy Security Strategies 25

2.1 US Policy to achieve energy security 25

2.1.1. Demand Moderation. Housing and Transportation 25

2.1.2. Fossil fuels 28

2.1.3. Clean Energy 31

2.2. China’s policy to achieve energy security 36

2.2.1. Demand moderation and energy efficiency. 36

2.2.2. Fossil Fuels 40

2.2.3. Clean energy 41

Chapter 3 External Dimension of Energy Security Strategies 45

3.1. USA 45

3.1.1. National Foreign Energy Policy 45

3.1.2. Climate change and US energy security 49

3.2 China 53

3.2.1. National Foreign Energy Policy 53

3.2.2. Climate Change and China’s Energy Security 59

Conclusion 61

Bibliography 68


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