Full Title: Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk: Assessing America’s Vulnerabilities in a Global Energy Market – 2015 Edition
Author(s): Institute of 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Publisher(s): Institute of 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Publication Date: 1/2016


Description (excerpt):

This 2015 edition of the Institute for 21st Century Energy’s (Energy Institute) Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk (Index), the sixth in the annual series, provides an updated look at U.S. energy security incorporating the most recent historical data and reflecting the latest and updated forecasts. The Index employs 37 different measures of energy security risk that include: global fuels; fuel imports; energy expenditures; price and market volatility; energy use intensity; electric power sector; transportation sector; environmental; and basic science and energy research & development.1

The Index covers the period from 1970 to 2040. The Energy Institute’s Index includes four Sub-Indexes that identify the major areas of risk to U.S. energy security: geopolitical, economic, reliability, and environmental. Each of the 37 metrics is mapped to one or more of these four sub-indexes. These four subindexes are then combined into an overall Index, where the weighted average of the four sub-indexes constitutes the overall Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk.2