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Special Issue "Energy Policy 2018"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Joshua M. Pearce

Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931,USA
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Interests: applied sustainability; renewable energy; solar photovoltaic materials; devices and systems; energy policy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the centralized fossil fuel era of energy production rapidly gives way to an era of distributed renewable energy, well-thought out energy policy is needed to guide the transition in the residential, commercial, industrial and transportation sectors. The continued use of fossil fuels to provide energy and the concomitant environmental pollution and climate destabilization have opened the door to potential increased negative impacts on humanity and the economy, as well as retaliation for those suffering losses aggravated by climate change. This has resulted in wide energy policy swings, future energy price uncertainties, potential large-scale greenhouse gas liabilities, and energy insecurity. These energy-related problems are challenging for governments, as well as companies that want a stable system in which to operate their businesses. However, the rapid growth of energy demand in the developing world indicates these challenges will persist. Careful analysis is needed to guide policy that encourage the growth of distributed generation, the transition from internal combustion to electric vehicles, energy conservation, energy justice, renewable energy growth and improve energy technology transfer. At the same time, the impact of energy research and development as well as proprietary and open source approaches to energy-related intellectual property must be scrutinized. The coupling between climate change policy and energy policy must be resolved to bolster agreements like the Paris Accord. Thus, to further spread the analysis needed to make sound energy policy at the local, regional national and international levels, this Special Issue, entitled “Energy Policy”, is open for submissions in the international journal Energies, which is an SCI and SCIE journal (2016 IF = 2.262, 5 year IF=2.707) open access journal. This Special Issue mainly covers original research and studies related to the above-mentioned topics, including, but not limited to energy policy in the three largest energy markets: China, the U.S.A. and Russia. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results and policy recommendations.

I am writing to invite you to submit your original work in energy policy to this Special Issue. I am looking forward to receiving your outstanding research.

Prof. Dr. Joshua M. Pearce
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Carbon emissions liability
  • Chinese energy policy
  • Climate change liability
  • Distributed generation policy
  • Electric cars
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy and development
  • Energy justice
  • Energy policy
  • Energy technology innovation policy
  • India energy policy
  • Intellectual property and energy
  • Energy R & D
  • Energy technology transfer
  • The Paris Accord
  • Renewable energy
  • Russian energy policy
  • U.S. energy policy

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