Energy supply

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Energy supply is the delivery of fuels or transformed fuels to point of consumption. It potentially encompasses the extraction, transmission, generation, distribution and storage of fuels. It is also sometimes called energy flow.

This supply of energy can be disrupted by several factors, including imposition of higher energy prices due to action by OPEC or other cartel, war, political disputes, economic disputes, or physical damage to the energy infrastructure due to terrorism. The security of the energy supply is a major concern of national security and energy law.

Other uses[edit]

Some sources refer to "energy supply" when actually referring to the oil reserves or other potential sources of energy.

New York Statutes includes a statutory code called "Energy Law".[1] Article 21 of this code is called "Energy Supply and Production", but rather than a comprehensive code

See also[edit]

General energy topics[edit]

Renewable and alternative energy sources[edit]

By country[edit]


  1. ^ N.Y. Energy Law § 1-101, found at New York State Legislature official web site, go to "ENG", then "Article 1", finally "1–101 – Short title". Accessed January 31, 2011.

Other sources[edit]


  • Lisa Yount, Energy supply: Library in a book (Infobase Publishing, 2005) ISBN 978-0-8160-5577-7 Found at Google Books.
  • Jon Strand, Energy efficiency and renewable energy supply for the G-7 countries, with emphasis on Germany, Issues 2007-2299, Volumes 7-299 of IMF working paper(International Monetary Fund, 2007) Found at Google Books.
  • Ewan McLeish, Challenges to Our Energy Supply: Can the Earth Survive? (The Rosen Publishing Group, 2009) ISBN 978-1-4358-5357-7 Found at Google Books.

In German language[edit]

  • Wilm Tegethoff: Das Recht der öffentlichen Energieversorgung, ETV seit 1982 (Erstauflage), zusammen mit Ulrich Büdenbender, Heinz Klinger
  • Wilm Tegethoff: Probleme der räumlichen Energieversorgung, Vincentz Hannover 1986, ISBN 3-87870-765-7
  • Jochen Monstadt: Die Modernisierung der Stromversorgung. Regionale Energie- und Klimapolitik im Liberalisierungs- und Privatisierungsprozess, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2004, ISBN 3-531-14277-1
  • Thomas Schöne: Vertragshandbuch Stromwirtschaft. Praxisgerechte Gestaltung und rechtssichere Anwendung, Vwew Energieverlag 2007, ISBN 3-8022-0865-X
  • Technologien für das 21. Jahrhundert: Energieversorgung für die Zukunft, S.203 - 297, F. A. Brockhaus GmbH, Leipzig - Mannheim 2000, ISBN 3-7653-7945-X
  • Die Zukunft unseres Planeten: Der Energiemix fürs 21. Jahrhundert, S. 274 - 395, ISBN 3-7653-7946-8