Energy Security

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For the United States,

energy is a security issue.

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ASP defines energy security as the ability for a country to act in its foreign policy independently of how it uses energy domestically.

‘Energy security’ is not ‘energy independence’ in the sense that all of the energy used in the United States comes from within its borders without international trade. This is neither obtainable nor desirable in a globalized world. Energy security does not depend on the percentage of supply that is imported. In a world of globally traded commodities, it is no longer possible to be truly energy independent: even domestically produced energy sources are subject to fluctuations in global commodity markets.

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