US energy security risk is rising, index warns

The risks facing US energy security are increasing, according to an index published by the US Chamber of Commerce

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The 2011 edition of the Index of US Energy Security Risk puts energy security is at its fourth highest level since 1970, producing a score of 98.0, a 6.5 point increase from 2009's revised score of 91.5.

The index, launched two years ago, tracks changes in energy security risk beginning in 1970 and projects future risk through to 2035. Its purpose is to provide a tool that is based on factual and objective data that can easily summarise how energy security risk is changing over time, says the US

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