Examining the resilience of national energy systems: Measurements of diversity in production-based and consumption-based electricity in the globalization of trade networks

Ali Kharrazi, Masahiro Sato, Masaru Yarime, Hirofumi Nakayama, Yadong Yu, Steven Kraines

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Abstract

Energy is a critical component of achieving sustainable development. In addition to the three aspects of promoting access, renewables, and efficiency, the dimension of resilience in energy systems should also considered. The implementation of resilient energy systems requires a quantitative understanding of the socio-economic practices underlying such systems. Specifically, in line with the increasing globalization of trade, there remains a critical knowledge gap on the link between embodied energy in the production and consumption of traded goods. To bridge this knowledge gap, we investigate the resilience of global energy systems through an examination of a diversity measure of global embodied electricity trade based on multi-regional input-output (MRIO) networks. The significance of this research lies in its ability to utilize high resolution MRIO data sets in assessing the resilience of national energy systems. This research indicates that secure and responsible consumption requires the diversification of not only energy generation but also energy imports. This research will lay the ground for further research in the governance of resilience in global energy networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-464
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume87
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Consumption-based electricity
  • Embodied electricity export for consumption
  • Embodied electricity import for consumption
  • Production-based electricity
  • Resilience
  • Secure and responsible energy systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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