Title: Energy security: the new cold war

Authors: A.M. Martin Ferguson

Addresses: Minister for Resources and Energy; Minister for Tourism, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600, USA

Abstract: In this speech, the then opposition minister for primary industries, resources and tourism discusses the possibility that a new Cold War has emerged in the competition over energy resources. He notes the importance of diversifying energy resources. He also stresses the need for careful consideration of whom Australia is supplying with uranium, suggesting using the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a benchmark.

Keywords: energy security; cold war; China; India; uranium; Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; energy resources; Australia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2008.019072

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2008 Vol.29 No.4, pp.366 - 370

Published online: 28 Jun 2008 *

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