Energy security program
The Indo-Pacific region is undergoing a rapid transformation, particularly in terms of energy requirements and consumption patterns. Accordingly, questions regarding the security of energy supplies are increasingly being raised alongside conventional national security concerns by national governments. Policy responses to these pressing issues are broadly categorised as measures to safeguard “energy security” which can clash with normal market dynamics. As energy markets tighten, these measures can increasingly be seen to influence geopolitics, in many cases accentuating existing tensions, or redefining the parameters of standing relationships.
Directed by Andrew Pickford, the Energy Security program brings together energy sector leaders from across the region for a series of roundtables and joint publications, with the aim of creating a better understanding of the relationship between market and security concerns. The program aims to capitalise on Western Australia’s unique position as a key player within regional energy markets to create a forum for in-depth policy discussions and associated research reports. At present, the Energy Security program is supported by research intern Michael Wieteska, who is a Masters student at Curtin University.
energy security publications
china's grANd strategy and energy
This paper focuses on China's Grand Strategy and future energy security policies.
The transformation of asean
This paper focuses on the transformation of ASEAN and how the region perceives its own energy security.
Western Australian Energy Maps
The Western Australian Energy Map is a series of maps and infographics that draw on a specifically designed database, as well as interviews with the electricity, oil and gas, academic and geo-political sectors, to consolidate information in a format that invites fresh insight and critical engagement.
Smooth sailing? lng tipping points in the zone and geopolitical implications
This Indo-Pacific Insight series written by Research Fellows Andrew Pickford and Mark Stickells explores the geo-political implications of LNG tipping points.