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Energy supply is the delivery of fuels or transformed fuels to point of consumption. It potentially encompasses the extraction,
transmission Transmission may refer to: Science and technology * Power transmissionPower transmission is the movement of energy from its place of generation to a location where it is applied to perform useful Mechanical work, work. Power (physics), Power is d ...
,
generation A generation is "all of the people born and living Living or The Living may refer to: Common meanings *Life, a condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms ** extant taxon, Living species, one that is not ex ...

generation
,
distributionDistribution may refer to: Mathematics *Distribution (mathematics) Distributions, also known as Schwartz distributions or generalized functions, are objects that generalize the classical notion of functions in mathematical analysis. Distr ...
and
storage of fuel
storage of fuel
s. 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 The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC, ) is an intergovernmental organization An intergovernmental organization (IGO) is an organization composed primarily of sovereign states (referred to as ''member states''), or o ...

OPEC
or other
cartel A cartel is a group of independent market participants who Collusion, collude with each other in order to improve their profits and dominate the market. Cartels are usually associations in the same sphere of business, and thus an alliance of r ...

cartel
, war, political disputes, economic disputes, or physical damage to the energy infrastructure due to
terrorism Terrorism, in its broadest sense, is the use of intentional violence to achieve political aims. The term is used in this regard primarily to refer to violence during peacetime Peace is a concept of societal friendship and harmony in the ...
. The security of the energy supply is a major concern of
national security National security or national defence is the security and Defence (military), defence of a sovereign state, nation state, including its Citizenship, citizens, economy, and institutions, which is regarded as a duty of government. Originally c ...
and
energy law Energy laws govern the use and taxation of energy, both renewable energy, renewable and non-renewable energy, non-renewable. These laws are the primary authority, primary authorities (such as caselaw, statutes, rules, regulations and edicts) rela ...
.


Other uses

Some sources refer to "energy supply" when actually referring to the
oil reserves Oil reserves denote the amount of crude oil Petroleum (), also known as crude oil and oil, is a naturally occurring, yellowish-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various ty ...

oil reserves
or other potential sources of energy.
New York Consolidated Laws The ''Consolidated Laws of the State of New York'' are the codification (law), codification of the permanent laws of a general nature of New York (state), New York enacted by the New York State Legislature. It is composed of several chapters, or l ...
includes a statutory code called "
Energy Law Energy laws govern the use and taxation of energy, both renewable energy, renewable and non-renewable energy, non-renewable. These laws are the primary authority, primary authorities (such as caselaw, statutes, rules, regulations and edicts) rela ...
".N.Y. Energy Law § 1-101, found a
New York State Legislature official web site
go to "ENG", then "Article 1", finally "1–101 – Short title". Accessed January 31, 2011.
Article 21 of this code is called "Energy Supply and Production", but rather than a comprehensive code, only consists of one section dealing with
renewable energy Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resource File:Global Vegetation.jpg, Global vegetation A renewable resource, also known as a flow resource, is a natural resource which will replenish to replace the portion resou ...
.


See also


General energy topics

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Energy In , energy is the that must be to a or to perform on the body, or to it. Energy is a ; the law of states that energy can be in form, but not created or destroyed. The unit of measurement in the (SI) of energy is the , which is the ...

Energy
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Energy form In physics, energy is the physical quantity, quantitative physical property, property that must be #Energy transfer, transferred to an Physical body, object in order to perform Work (thermodynamics), work on, or to heat, the object.The second ...
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Energy conservation Energy conservation is the effort made to reduce the by using less of an energy service. This can be achieved either by (using less energy for a constant service) or by reducing the amount of service used (for example, by driving less). Energy ...
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Energy density In physics Physics is the natural science that studies matter, its Elementary particle, fundamental constituents, its Motion (physics), motion and behavior through Spacetime, space and time, and the related entities of energy and force. "P ...

Energy density
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Energy economics Energy economics is a broad scientific subject area which includes topics related to supply and use of energy in societies. Due to diversity of issues and methods applied and shared with a number of academic disciplines, energy economics doe ...
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Energy law Energy laws govern the use and taxation of energy, both renewable energy, renewable and non-renewable energy, non-renewable. These laws are the primary authority, primary authorities (such as caselaw, statutes, rules, regulations and edicts) rela ...
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Energy market Energy markets are commodity market A commodity market is a market that trades in the primary economic sector rather than manufactured products, such as cocoa, fruit and sugar. Hard commodities are mined, such as gold and Crude oil, oil. F ...
s and
energy derivative An energy derivative is a derivative contract based on (derived from) an underlying energy asset, such as natural gas Natural gas (also called fossil gas; sometimes just gas) is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primar ...
s *
Energy policy Energy policy is the manner in which a given entity (often governmental) has decided to address issues of energy development including energy conversion, Resource distribution, distribution and Consumption (economics), use. The attributes of energ ...
* Energy price *
Energy security Energy security is the association between national security National security or national defence is the security and Defence (military), defence of a sovereign state, nation state, including its Citizenship, citizens, economy, and instit ...
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Energy quality , a form of energy that depends on an object's temperature, is partly potential energy In physics, potential energy is the energy held by an object because of its position relative to other objects, stresses within itself, its electric charge, ...
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Entropy (energy dispersal)The interpretation of entropy as a measure of energy dispersal has been exercised against the background of the traditional view, introduced by Ludwig Boltzmann Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (; 20 February 1844 – 5 September 1906) was an Austria ...
and Introduction to entropy * List of energy topics * Market transformation *
World energy consumption World energy supply and consumption is global production and preparation of fuel A fuel is any material that can be made to react with other substances so that it releases energy as thermal energy Thermal radiation in visible light can be ...

World energy consumption
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Worldwide energy supply Worldwide energy supply is the global production and preparation of fuel, generation of electricity, and energy transport. Energy supply is a vast industry. Many countries publish statistics on the energy supply of their own country or other cou ...


Renewable and alternative energy sources

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Clean Tech Nation ''Clean Tech Nation: How the U.S. Can Lead in the New Global Economy'' is a 2012 book written by Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder. The book surveys the expansion of clean technologyClean technology, in short cleantech, is any process, product, or ser ...
* Effects of 2000s energy crisis *
Efficient energy use Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services and can also reduce effects of air pollution. For example, insulating a building allows it to ...
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Geothermal power Geothermal power is electrical power generated from geothermal energy Geothermal energy is the thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. Thermal energy is the energy that determines the temperature of matter. The geothermal energy ...
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Global warming Contemporary climate change includes both the global warming caused by humans, and its impacts on Earth's weather patterns. There have been previous periods of climate change, but the current changes are more rapid than any known even ...

Global warming
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Intermittent power source Variable renewable energy (VRE) or intermittent renewable energy sources (IRES) are renewable energy Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resource File:Global Vegetation.jpg, Global vegetation A renewable resource, ...
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Ocean energy Marine energy or marine power (also sometimes referred to as ocean energy, ocean power, or marine and hydrokinetic energy) refers to the energy carried by ocean waves, tides, salinity, and ocean thermal energy, ocean temperature differences. The m ...
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Renewable energy Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resource File:Global Vegetation.jpg, Global vegetation A renewable resource, also known as a flow resource, is a natural resource which will replenish to replace the portion resou ...
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Renewable energy commercialization Renewable energy commercialization involves the deployment of three generations of renewable energy Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resource File:Global Vegetation.jpg, Global vegetation A renewable res ...
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Renewable heatRenewable heat is an application of renewable energy Renewable energy is useful energy that is collected from renewable resource File:Global Vegetation.jpg, Global vegetation A renewable resource, also known as a flow resource, is a natural ...
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Vehicle-to-grid Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) describes a system in which plug-in electric vehicle Plug-in, plug in or plugin may refer to: * Plug-in (computing) In computing, a plug-in (or plugin, add-in, addin, add-on, or addon) is a software component that adds ...
*
Wind power Wind power or wind energy is the use of wind turbine A wind turbine is a device that converts Religious conversion is the adoption of a set of beliefs identified with one particular religious denomination A religious denomination ...

Wind power


By country

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Japan Japan ( ja, 日本, or , and formally ) is an island country An island country or an island nation is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land of an in ...
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United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Some prefer to use Britain as shorth ...
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United States The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country Continental United States, primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 U.S. state, states, a Washington, D.C., ...


References


Other sources

* Lisa Yount, ''Energy supply: Library in a book'' (Infobase Publishing, 2005) Found a
Google Books
* Jon Strand, ''Energy efficiency and
renewable energy Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resource File:Global Vegetation.jpg, Global vegetation A renewable resource, also known as a flow resource, is a natural resource which will replenish to replace the portion resou ...
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 a
Google Books
* Herberg, Mikkal (2014).
Energy Security and the Asia-Pacific: Course Reader
'. United States: The National Bureau of Asian Research. * Ewan McLeish, ''Challenges to Our Energy Supply: Can the Earth Survive?'' (The Rosen Publishing Group, 2009) Found a
Google Books
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