Energy security program
With rapid changes in energy demand and consumption patterns in the Indo-Pacific region, concerns over security of supply are a growing issue for national governments. Policy responses are broadly described as measures to improve “energy security”. Attempts to enhance energy security influence geopolitics, accentuate existing tensions and could even provoke conflict. Directed by Andrew Pickford, the Energy Security program brings together energy sector leaders from across the region for a series of roundtables with the aim to better understand the tensions between market and security concerns and creates a forum for in-depth policy discussions on this capricious issue.
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.
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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.
energy security in the indo-pacific region: challenges and outlooks
This report has been prepared by Andrew Pickford, Director of Perth USAsia Centre's Indo-Pacific Energy Security Program with input from Jeffrey Wilson, Perth USAsia Centre Research Fellow, and draws upon the discussions from the Perth USAsia Centre’s first Energy Security Roundtable held on 18 February 2016, in Perth, Australia.
Industry Consolidation in the Age of Gas: Strategic Implications for Australia
In Industry Consolidation in the Age of Gas: Strategic Implications for Australia, Andrew Pickford and Michael Petric argue that Australian policymakers need to articulate a strategy for the possibility that a large, state-owned oil company will make a bid for an Australian energy company or major energy asset. The shifting geopolitics of energy and the likelihood Australia will surpass Qatar as the world's top gas exporter means Australia's interests will be bound up with the energy security interests of other countries.