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Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2011 International Conference on Green Energy and Environmental Sustainable Development (GEESD2011)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2012)

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Ms. Aster Zhao

MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China

Special Issue Information

This Special Issue is attached to the conference GEESD2011. The 2011 International Conference on Green Energy and Environmental Sustainable Development (GEESD2011) was held in Jilin, China from November 4 to 6, 2011. We cordially invite you to attend GEESD2011 which will provide you opportunities not only to exchange new ideas and application experiences, but also to establish business relations and research partners for future collaboration. The main technical issue that the special issue addresses will be: new energy and environmental engineering. Various topics in the domain of energy are welcomed and encouraged at the conference.

This Special Issue focuses on the recent advances in the green energy and sustainable development on a variety of topics (not limited to):

1. Renewable energy resources and energy production
2. New energy economics, market and management
3. Environmental issues of the new energy
4. Environmental clean technology
5. Ecological engineering of agricultural and forestry
6. Management of modern agricultural and forestry resources
7. Forestry products chemistry and utilization
8. Ecosystem management on basis of carbon deposition
9. Other subjects in agriculture and forestry

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Open AccessArticle Development and Evaluation of an Economic-Driving Assistance Program for Transit Vehicles
Energies 2012, 5(2), 371-385; doi:10.3390/en5020371
Received: 30 January 2012 / Revised: 9 February 2012 / Accepted: 12 February 2012 / Published: 21 February 2012
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This paper focuses on development and evaluation of an economic-driving assistance program for transit vehicles (EDTV) which can minimize energy consumption, air pollution emission of buses, and improve the level of service of transit system as well. Taking advantage of the latest [...] Read more.
This paper focuses on development and evaluation of an economic-driving assistance program for transit vehicles (EDTV) which can minimize energy consumption, air pollution emission of buses, and improve the level of service of transit system as well. Taking advantage of the latest advances in information and communication technologies, the EDTV system can provide bus drivers with optimal recommended bus holding times at near-side bus stops and dynamic bus speed to adapt to the real-time traffic control plan at downstream intersections. In order to address the impacts of the stochastic variation of bus dwell time, the total link between adjacent intersections is divided into three parts: upstream of bus stop part; bus stop part; and downstream of bus stop part. The methods for calculating recommended parameters, including bus holding time and bus speed in each of the three parts are proposed based on real-time bus status and signal status at downstream intersections. A VISSIM-based simulation platform was designed and used for simulating and evaluating the proposed EDTV system. Extensive experimental analyses have shown that the proposed EDTV system can improve the performance of a transit system in terms of reducing fuel consumption, air pollution emissions and level of service of the transit system. Full article

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