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EPRG Working Paper A New Energy Security Paradigm for

Summary: EPRG Working Paper
A New Energy Security Paradigm for
the Twenty-First Century
William J. Nuttall and Devon L. Manz
Judge Business School,
University of Cambridge,
Trumpington Street, Cambridge, UK, CB2 1AG,
Corresponding Author: wjn21@cam.ac.uk
This paper considers three timescales facing energy policy makers: the
timescale of technological innovation, the timescale of fossil fuel resource
depletion and the timescale of harmful climate change. The paper posits a
future of rapid climate change in which technological innovation struggles
to match the demands placed upon it. In this scenario resource depletion
recedes as a driver of energy policy. The paper considers a possible
accompanying evolution in foreign and military policy over such a period. A
future is described in which naval power is redeployed within a generation
away from today's mission of supporting unfettered free trade through
international choke points to a role of interdiction and control by which
the leading industrial powers, and their allies in the developing world,


Source: Aickelin, Uwe - School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham


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