There is a lot of good news in this 2015 edition of the Institute for 21st Century Energy‘s Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk (U.S. Index), not least of which is a decline in overall risk for the third year in a row. We noted in last year’s edition how, after rising steadily since the mid-1990s, the country’s overall energy security risk appeared to be embarking on a durable downward trend.
While the data in this year’s edition continues to support that conclusion, it is also clear that the geopolitical response to America’s new-found influence in global energy markets, especially from Saudi Arabia, will create challenges over the next few years. More on that later.
"U.S. progress in reducing #flaring is accelerating, falling 44% since 2019 to a level that is now 69% lower intensity compared to Russia. These trends are poised to improve further..." pic.twitter.com/F6jcD24a4J
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