Handbook of Security and the Environment
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Handbook of Security and the Environment

Edited by Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal and Anders Jägerskog

This comprehensive Handbook tackles the increasingly urgent problem of the impact of climate change on conflict and human security. It analyses the ways in which scarcity of resources leads to food, water and health insecurities, resulting in population migration. Featuring contributions from leading international scholars, chapters cover how these contribute globally to societal insecurity and violent conflict in a growing number of regions.
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Chapter 21: Renewable energy, security and environment

Huiyi Chen

Abstract

Under the influence of the global energy transition, countries have been channeled to pursue a sustainable energy future. Global power structures are changing and the relationships between states and regions might be faced with both conflicts and opportunities. While there are tensions over the minerals, electricity disruption and cybersecurity, the real competition may shift from the physical resources and locations to technology and innovations. Besides, the energy transition has brought about global alliances, energy diplomacy and international cooperation. With the increasing awareness on the environment, countries are preparing hydrogen and electrification strategies and how to develop the localized renewable energy to combat the nature disasters, such as floods, typhoon and COVID 19. Among them, the promise from China on carbon neutrality by 2060 and its continuous financial interest in renewables have strengthened the efforts. It is recommended that sustainability and resilience of renewable energy projects shall be further studied.

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