The geopolitics of energy system transformation: A review

  title={The geopolitics of energy system transformation: A review},
  author={Mathieu Blondeel and Michael Bradshaw and Gavin Bridge and Caroline Kuzemko},
  journal={Geography Compass},
In 2009, Geography Compass published a paper on ‘The Geopolitics of Global Energy Security’ that reviewed research on the key geographical factors influencing the secure and af-fordable supply of energy resources. Now, just over a decade later, the energy landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation, and the focus is no longer on fossil fuel scarcity. Rather, this is an age of fossil fuel abundance and the emphasis is on the need to decarbonise the global energy system, constrain the… 

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