Geopolitics affects the lives of all europeans at the end of december 1999, as the world prepared to usher in a new millennium, in europe and other parts of the planet there was widespread concern that the so called millennium bug would strike, causing unforeseen disruption and havoc. The geopolitical determinants of energy security cold war, or the transition of geopolitics into geo-economics (sempa, 2009) the popularity of geopolitical thought was again brought to a. This report, nigeria: assessing risks to stability, is part of csis study series stress testing african states that examines the risks of instability in 10 african countries over the next decade: angola, botswana, ethiopia, ghana, kenya, nigeria, rwanda, senegal, sudan, and uganda.
20 potential of renewable energy resources in nigeria many indigenous researchers have considered the prospect of renewable energy (re) resources in nigeria with a view of demonstrating their practicability in the country. Geopolitics is an extremely relevant topic, for the world we live in today case studies for this subject can be updated everyday, which means that the case studies listed here, could easily be out of date. And energy1 the study highlights the importance of hydroelectric power generation, with a particular emphasis on the variability of weather patterns and competing demands for water which determine the water available for hydropower production. Dear sir, madam, for an overview of my summer courses on geopolitics, country risk and media framing/discourses, please go to geomeans courses at maastricht summer school 2018. Abstract this paper analyzed multidimensional energy poverty in the south-south geopolitical zone of nigeria using the national bureau of statistic 2009-10 national living standard survey (nlss) data.
Introduction nigeria is a federal constitutional republic comprising thirty-six (36) states and the federal capital territory (fct), abuja located in the west african sub-region, the country has a surface of nearly 1 million km 2 and a population of about 170 million people growing at an average of 2% annually. Ad details oil and gas business school abuja, lagos & ph energy geopolitics energy geopolitics refers to the study of national security and international politics in the context of the global energy scene. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate wind-energy potential of selected sites from three geopolitical zones in nigeria for the purpose of gaining insights into the usage of wind-energy systems for sustainable rural electrification in the selected parts of nigeria. 3 the shale gas revolution natural gas is the second most consumed energy source in the us behind oil, representing 26% of the total 6 it is used for generating electricity for homes and businesses, heating, and as an important feedstock for a. The relevance of the proposed approach, which links technical, geopolitical and economic considerations, lies in the fact that the energy supply of a country is affected by several aspects (economy, geopolitical relationships and security) that interact with each other and which need to be investigated in an integrated perspective.
-the historical evolution and current revival of the concept of geopolitics including energy security, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the war on terrorism, and democracy promotion -grand strategies including the foreign policy of the us, the re-emergence of russia and the rise of china. Discussion on the geopolitics of energy led by lola brett the international relations study group meets on the first monday of the month at the barbara s ponce public library in pinellas park the group is sponsored by the league of women voters of the st petersburg area and the league of women. Those who ignore oil's economic importance, its impact on growth, and the reciprocal relationships between oil and geopolitics, do so to the detriment of their commercial and security interests share. Again, nigeria's government has failed its citizens, thanks to an acute shortage of fuel—despite the country's status as the chief oil-producing country on the african continent year in and. This paper builds on the tools of geopolitics and geo-economics for analyzing energy resource networks and energy security to prioritize the role that energy resources play in the interpretation.
Introduction concepts of geopolitics and geostrategy are moving in new directions in the aftermath of the soviet collapse in 1991 and the antistate terrorist attacks on the world trade center and the pentagon on september 11, 2001. The first event that triggered the geopolitical importance of oil was the decision in 1912 by the british admiralty to convert its warships from coal to oil propulsion because of the speed and range advantages it conferred. The study as well explores the role of industrial energy use in sustainable development in nigeria and the potential sources to increase energy efficiency in industrial sector. The matter is of even more importance to geopolitics for another reason: the ukcs also mentions in the same report that nigeria's (abuja) failure to deal decisively with mega oil theft over 30 years has been affecting (undermining) energy supplies as well as revenue generation in the uk and environs.
The geopolitics of oil it is a sad fact of life that many of the world's leading oil producing countries are either politically unstable and/or at serious odds with the us most of these countries are members of the organization of the petroleum exporting countries (opec.