The report ("NATO's Role in Energy Security", a classified document) identified the five following key areas where NATO can provide added value:
- information and intelligence fusion and sharing;
- projecting stability;
- advancing international and regional cooperation;
- supporting consequence management;
- and supporting the protection of critical infrastructure.
Consultations started after the Bucharest Summit regarding the depth and range of NATO’s involvement in this issue. Both within the Alliance and with NATO’s partner countries, a number of practical programmes, such as workshops and research projects, are ongoing. In addition to these programmes, NATO also has an Energy Security Section which addresses issues in this field. (Source: NATO Topic page on NATO's role in energy security)