09 Sep '13, 3pm

#EnergySecurity a major factor in international security

#EnergySecurity a major factor in international security

09 Sep. 2013 Energy security: a major factor in international security Energy has several security-related aspects. Supply lines and increasingly interconnected critical infrastructure are frequently targeted by terrorists, computer hackers and pirates. Deployed forces need to become more energy-efficient in order to save money and reduce the environmental impact. And the growing global demand for energy and other scarce resources could lead to disputes. Last week, highlighting the increasing importance of energy security for the Alliance, NATO’s Secretary General formally inaugurated the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence in Vilnius, Lithuania. “I strongly believe that most resource issues will be settled by the power of the market, not by the power of guns,” emphasised NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, speaking at the inauguration on 6 September 2013. ...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_102878.htm

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