Energy issues have long been at the heart of human security concerns. At one level, we humans have always needed food energy and heat energy to survive and thrive. Yet, with the industrial revolution and our discoveries of the tremendous utility of fossils fuels like coal and oil, the security concerns related to human energy demands have expanded dramatically as our demand for energy accelerated rapidly. My proposed Discovery Dialogue essay begins by noting the eternal human need for energy supplies of various kinds. It then focuses attention on the contemporary links between energy and security at three levels of political scale: global, national and local.
University Dialogue 2006. Power to the People: A University Dialogue on Energy.
Durham, NH: Discovery Program, University of New Hampshire
VanDeveer, Stacy D., "Our energy (in) security" (2006). The University Dialogue. 17.
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