Climate change and energy security policies

Are they really two sides of the same coin? 1

Authored by: Peter R. Hartley

Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781857437454
eBook ISBN: 9781315723617
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It has been claimed that energy security and climate policy should be considered “two sides of the same coin.” For example, on a visit to the United States in October 2006, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said, “We must treat energy security and climate security as two sides of the same coin.” Other leaders in Europe, members of the United States Congress and many commentators echoed Blair’s statement.

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