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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2009)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Adnan Midilli

Assoc. Prof. in Energy Division, Head of Energy Division, Mechanical Engineering Department, Nigde University, 51200 Nigde, Turkey
Phone: +90-388-2252255
Fax: +90-5383182307

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The special issue on Energy Policy covers policy and strategy related original and review papers on a broad range of topics of energy production, conversion, transportation and utilization, alternative energies, energy issues and environmental impact, sustainable development, renewables and implementation, global warming, economic dimensions, demand side management issues, efficiency aspects, conservation, energy sectors and their role in society.

Dr. Adnan Midilli
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • energy
  • efficiency
  • exergy
  • management
  • economics
  • policies
  • strategies
  • environment
  • global warming
  • sustainability

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Open AccessArticle Energy Subsidies in Argentina Lead to Inequalities and Low Thermal Efficiency
Energies 2009, 2(3), 769-788; doi:10.3390/en20300769
Received: 15 July 2009 / Revised: 3 September 2009 / Accepted: 3 September 2009 / Published: 8 September 2009
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Natural gas is the main energy resource for buildings in Argentina. Since 2002, subsidies have kept the prices of this fuel between 9 and 26 times lower than regular prices in other countries. The lowest prices are the result of climate-related subsidies. [...] Read more.
Natural gas is the main energy resource for buildings in Argentina. Since 2002, subsidies have kept the prices of this fuel between 9 and 26 times lower than regular prices in other countries. The lowest prices are the result of climate-related subsidies. In cold areas, heating uses several times more energy than locations in Europe with a similar climate. A potential for consumption reductions of up to 70% suggests a very low building thermal performance. The main barriers to finding a solution are the heavy subsidies and public unawareness. Users, government officials, and construction professionals do not identify the very low thermal efficiency. Energy policies to encourage improvements are proposed. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Energy Policy in Taiwan: Historical Developments, Current Status and Potential Improvements
Energies 2009, 2(3), 623-645; doi:10.3390/en20300623
Received: 31 May 2009 / Revised: 21 July 2009 / Accepted: 5 August 2009 / Published: 10 August 2009
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Recognizing the importance of energy as a vital component in economic development, the Taiwanese government has been continuously revising its energy policy, seeking to balance economic development, energy supply, and environmental protection (3E). Some measures, in an attempt to achieve the 3E [...] Read more.
Recognizing the importance of energy as a vital component in economic development, the Taiwanese government has been continuously revising its energy policy, seeking to balance economic development, energy supply, and environmental protection (3E). Some measures, in an attempt to achieve the 3E balance, were previously implemented in Taiwan; nevertheless, some unresolved issues departing from certain core principles of Taiwan’s sustainable energy policy and an international initiative for a low carbon society remain. The aim of this paper is to examine the energy supply and demand structure of Taiwan and the present status of individual energy carriers (including coal, petroleum, natural gas and electricity). In addition, it investigates the current energy policy framework and its implementation in Taiwan, identifies unresolved issues regarding sustainable energy development, and formulates key policy solutions for certain identifiable problems to enable the achievement of a liberalized, orderly, efficient, and clean energy supply and demand system. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Hydrogen as Future Energy Carrier: The ENEA Point of View on Technology and Application Prospects
Energies 2009, 2(1), 150-179; doi:10.3390/en20100150
Received: 16 February 2009 / Revised: 16 March 2009 / Accepted: 18 March 2009 / Published: 24 March 2009
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Hydrogen and fuel cells should reduce costs and increase reliability and durability to compete in the energy market. A considerable long term effort is necessary for research, development and demonstration of adequate solutions; important programs in this sense are carried out in [...] Read more.
Hydrogen and fuel cells should reduce costs and increase reliability and durability to compete in the energy market. A considerable long term effort is necessary for research, development and demonstration of adequate solutions; important programs in this sense are carried out in the main industrialized countries, with the involvement of many industries, research structures and stakeholders. In such framework a relevant role is played in Italy by ENEA (Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Environment). In the paper the main aspects related to the possible hydrogen role in the future society are addressed, according to ENEA perspectives. Full article
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Open AccessOpinion Corn and Cellulosic Ethanol Cause Major Problems
Energies 2008, 1(1), 35-37; doi:10.3390/en1010035
Received: 6 June 2008 / Accepted: 16 June 2008 / Published: 17 June 2008
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Abstract Crops for biofuels squanders cropland, water, and energy resources vital for food production needed for people. Full article
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