Special Issue "Alternative Energy Sources in Developing and Developed Regions"


A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Hermann-von-Helmholtz Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
E-Mail: poganietz@kit.edu
Phone: +49 721 608 28180
Fax: +49 721 608 26715
Interests: techno-economic assessment of renewable energy carriers; biomass resources; land use changes; carbon management; material flow analysis; life cycle assessment; energy systems analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Reliable access to energy is an essential pre-requisite for any suitable living standard. A globally growing population, worldwide increasing claims for improving living-standards and undesirable environmental impacts of winning, converting and using conventional energy sources, increase the pressure for identifying alternative energy sources. But, alternative ways and means to diminish environmental and societal impacts of conventional energy sources are also required. However, just substituting fossil and nuclear energy carriers by renewables will not be enough to meet the challenges, if the “type” of problem is simply substituted by another one, e.g., squeezing out primeval forest instead of global warming by fossil energy carriers. Perhaps increased use of secondary resources, like biogenic residuals and wastes, or an increased involvement of citizens or small communities to provide energy could be the right step to overcome the challenges.
Articles which discuss new concepts for dealing with the abovementioned challenges are cordially invited. The concepts could present sustainable technological approaches, but social and economic innovations, like an aligned market design, stimulating the use of alternative energy sources in a sustainable way are also highly appreciated. The geographical focus should be on developing regions, but articles considering developed regions are also welcomed.

Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz
Guest Editor


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  • alternative energy sources
  • technological innovations
  • social innovations
  • market design
  • developing regions
  • developed regions
  • environment
  • secondary resources
  • sustainability

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p. 721-733
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Resources 2014, 3(4), 721-733; doi:10.3390/resources3040721
Received: 21 October 2014 / Revised: 27 November 2014 / Accepted: 28 November 2014 / Published: 5 December 2014
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p. 599-613
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Resources 2014, 3(4), 599-613; doi:10.3390/resources3040599
Received: 24 June 2014 / Revised: 15 September 2014 / Accepted: 9 October 2014 / Published: 15 October 2014
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