Energy Security

Chatham House work on energy security includes research into the dynamics of the oil and gas industry, developments in the shale gas industry and reform of global energy governance.

There is limited policy and practice on sustainable and clean energy provision, especially within the humanitarian community. This means that energy needs are met inadequately and inefficiently, and not by using the most effective or carbon-efficient interventions.

This issue is vitally important in considering the needs of the millions of displaced people globally, where energy provision is often ad-hoc and mainly focused on the distribution of clean cookstoves, solar lanterns and solar street lights. 

A major project for Chatham House is the Moving Energy Initiative, which examines the provision of sustainable energy for refugees and displaced people, giving particular consideration to the context of the displaced communities, such as their cultural traditions, collective capacities, needs, and technology availabile to them.

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Fossil Fuel Expert Roundtable: Left Stranded? Extractives-led Growth in a Carbon Constrained World

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EU Must Avoid Prioritizing Gas in Energy Security Push

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Europe’s Energy Union: Foreign Policy Implications for Energy Security, Climate and Competitiveness

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Fourth Meeting of the New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group

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Heat, Light and Power for Refugees: Saving Lives, Reducing Costs

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Press Briefing: Falling Oil Prices

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Generating hope for refugees

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Sustainable Energy Provision for Displaced Populations

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Sustainable Energy Provision Among Displaced Populations: Policy and Practice

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Implementing the Energy Future in a Challenging (Geo)political Context: Policy Challenges in the UK and Switzerland

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Hitting Islamic State’s Oil Operations

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Ukraine Crisis Shifts EU's Energy Focus

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The Changing Dynamics of Global Energy Markets and the Implications for Responses to Supply Disruption

Infrastructure Challenges to the North American Petroleum Renaissance

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Options for the Development of a Secure and Sustainable Energy Sector in the EU

Between Monopoly and Market: The Evolution of Russia's Gas Policy

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UK Power Deal: Implications for the Global Nuclear Sector

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Energy Strategies for the Gulf: Containing Consumption

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Domestic and International Implications of Rising US Oil Production

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Beyond Brexit: Regulatory Alignment with the Continental Market and Ireland

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Cybersecurity of the Sustainable Energy Sector in the GCC

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The Geopolitics of Renewable Energy

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Qatari Gas in the Post-GCC Crisis Environment

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Fifth Meeting of the New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group

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The Annual Russia Lecture: The Role of Energy Resources in Russia’s Future

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Staying Connected: Key Elements for UK–EU27 Energy Cooperation After Brexit

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Fossil Fuel Expert Roundtable: Forecasting Forum 2017

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China’s Energy Transition

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The New Economics of Oil

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Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable: The Impact of Transport Decarbonization on Oil Prices

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The UK's Decision to Leave the EU: What Next for UK Energy and Climate?

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Accelerating Innovation for a Circular Economy

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Fossil Fuel Expert Roundtable: Left Stranded? Extractives-led Growth in a Carbon Constrained World

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Fourth Meeting of the New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group

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Press Briefing: Falling Oil Prices

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Implementing the Energy Future in a Challenging (Geo)political Context: Policy Challenges in the UK and Switzerland

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The Changing Dynamics of Global Energy Markets and the Implications for Responses to Supply Disruption

Infrastructure Challenges to the North American Petroleum Renaissance

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Options for the Development of a Secure and Sustainable Energy Sector in the EU

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