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Title

Trends in Energy Security Education with a Focus on Renewable and Nonrenewable Sources

Authors

[ 1 ] Instytut Teorii Bezpieczeństwa, Wydział Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ 2 ] Instytut Zarządzania, Wydział Zarządzania i Dowodzenia, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ 3 ] Czech Technical University in Prague | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[5.3] Security studies

Year of publication

2022

Published in

Energies

Journal year: 2022 | Journal volume: vol. 15 | Journal number: issue 4

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • Energy security education
  • Renewable sources
  • Nonrenewable sources
PL
  • Bezpieczeństwo energetyczne państwa
  • Edukacja
  • Energetyka
  • Odnawialne źródła energii
  • Rozwój zrównoważony
  • Transformacja energetyczna
Abstract

EN Energy security education explores various issues, such as a secure and competitive economy and nuclear safety. In the context of energy transition and sustainable development, it also addresses the world’s reliance on nonrenewable and renewable energy sources. The aim of this study was to identify research trends pertaining to energy security education, paying particular attention to renewable and nonrenewable sources. This was accomplished with the use of mixed-method research in two steps. The first step was a text-mining and content analysis of publications on energy security education published on the Web of Science platform between 2016 and 2021. From 660 publications on energy security education, titles, abstracts, and keywords were extracted and analysed with NVivo software to identify the most frequent concepts on energy sources in publications. The concepts were associated with nonrenewable energy sources (coal, natural gas, uranium, petroleum, and fossil fuels), nuclear power, and renewable energy sources (hydro, geothermal, solar, tide/wave/ocean, wind, solid biofuels, biogases, liquid biofuels, and renewable municipal waste). The second step was conducting detailed searches with Boolean operators, where “energy security education” was juxtaposed with the distinguished keywords. All searches on energy security education showed that publication activity tended to decrease, while citations increased. The most explored topics concerned: “fossil fuels”, “oil, petroleum”, “renewable” energy, and “solar” energy sources. An increasing trend was observed for all renewable energy sources as well as selected nonrenewable sources: “oil, petroleum”, “nonrenewable”, and “coal”. Additionally, R-squared values were calculated to indicate the fit of the trendline to the model. Due to the technologically enhanced energy transition and didactic innovations, education focussing on energy sources is expected to remain in demand. Curricula will need to be revised in the future to better reflect this reality.

Date of online publication

13.02.2022

Pages (from - to)

1351 (nr art.)

DOI

10.3390/en15041351

URL

https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/4/1351

License type

CC BY (attribution alone)

Open Access Mode

open journal

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Release date

13.02.2022

Date of Open Access to the publication

at the time of publication

Points of MNiSW / journal

140.0

Impact Factor

3.004 [List 2020]