Special Issue "Sustainable Energy Innovation: Strategies to Accelerate Progress"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Professor Peter G. Taylor
Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, Centre for Integrated Energy Research, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
E-Mail: p.g.taylor@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 113 343 7169
Interests: low-carbon energy transitions; energy systems modeling; energy technology innovation; energy policy analysis; energy efficiency

Guest Editor
Professor Tim Cockerill
Professor of Efficient Energy Utilisation, Centre for Integrated Energy Research, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
E-Mail: t.cockerill@leeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 113 343 7679
Interests: energy system modeling; energy system optimization; techno-economics of energy systems; new approaches to energy system life cycle assessment; carbon capture and storage; electricity storage deployment; small scale and offshore wind

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The world is facing significant challenges to meet the energy requirements of its people in a sustainable, secure and affordable way. Successfully addressing these global energy challenges will require a cleaner, smarter and more integrated energy system. Yet progress is lagging behind what is needed to meet internationally agreed climate targets and to ensure energy security and affordability.

This special issue will focus on highlighting best practice and identifying innovative strategies to accelerate progress in sustainable energy development and deployment. The intention is to explore energy systems innovation in its widest context, embracing policy, financial, business and social as well as engineering innovation. We invite contributions on all relevant topics, and in particular:

  • the effectiveness of energy innovation systems
  • innovation trends and prospects outside the OECD
  • R&D and deployment policies for cross-cutting, supporting and demand-side technologies
  • social innovations, business models and institutions and financing
  • global technology flows and supply chains
  • strategies to support systemic sustainable energy transitions
  • the use of energy systems modelling to shed new light on any of the above

Professor Peter G. Taylor
Professor Tim Cockerill
Guest Editors


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  • innovation in energy systems
  • sustainable energy
  • energy technologies
  • energy policies
  • new business models
  • financing
  • social innovation
  • supply chains

Published Papers (2 papers)

by ,  and
Energies 2014, 7(9), 5601-5623; doi:10.3390/en7095601
Received: 26 June 2014; in revised form: 8 August 2014 / Accepted: 20 August 2014 / Published: 27 August 2014
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by , , , , ,  and
Energies 2014, 7(8), 4988-5010; doi:10.3390/en7084988
Received: 20 March 2014; in revised form: 14 July 2014 / Accepted: 23 July 2014 / Published: 4 August 2014
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Last update: 26 May 2014

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