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National Interests: Priorities and Security
 

Energy security as a strategic priority of national security

Vol. 18, Iss. 10, OCTOBER 2022

Received: 7 July 2022

Received in revised form: 14 August 2022

Accepted: 3 September 2022

Available online: 14 October 2022

Subject Heading: NATIONAL INTERESTS

JEL Classification: О13, О44, Q32, Q56

Pages: 1828–1856

https://doi.org/10.24891/ni.18.10.1828

Natal'ya A. EGINA National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University (MRSU), Saransk, Russian Federation
avantacom@mail.ru

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5483-0355

Subject. The article investigates risk-forming factors and threats in the field of energy security of the real sector of the economy.
Objectives. The aim is to substantiate indicators and thresholds to assess the state of the energy sector, to test the methodology for measuring the energy security of the territory on the case of the real sector of the economy of the Republic of Mordovia.
Methods. I employ methods of scientific abstraction, analysis, and synthesis.
Results. The paper shows that energy security is the most important priority of Russia. Virtually all other elements of national security depend on its condition. The key threats to the economy of the Republic of Mordovia include acute energy shortage of the region and high degree of deterioration of basic production assets.
Conclusions. Development of "green technologies" and alternative energy are identified as a priority direction for ensuring the national security of the country. This is associated with depletion of fuel and energy resources and aggravation of environmental problems. It is required to promote access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy sources for all subjects of the Russian Federation.

Keywords: economic security, energy security, energy deficit, green economy, energy policy

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