Special Issue "Energy Security and Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017
Global energy markets are currently experiencing notable uncertainty and transformation due to changes in technology, social demands, business models, and a host of other factors. These changes are also forcing us to rethink the traditional energy security calculus. Advances in renewable energy technology, for example, allow for greater reliance on domestic resources, but introduce new complications in managing electricity grids given the variable nature of wind and solar resources. Likewise, consumers may be shifting to a greater reliance on “electrified” end-uses as electric vehicles and heat pumps become alternatives to petroleum-fueled vehicles and natural gas heating. Establishing robust cybersecurity measures in such a highly-electrified future may emerge as a key issue. Advances in hydraulic fracturing of unconventional oil and gas formations in North America has allowed significant growth in production, although also raised questions about the potential for impacts on security-related issues, including water, air and agricultural concerns. Finally, energy infrastructure in many locations is aging and presents increasing security challenges. The implications of these trends in technology, policy, finance, and infrastructure on global geopolitics, greenhouse gas emissions, and trade are potentially significant.
This Special Edition on “Energy Security” encourages a diverse set of submissions. Topics include:
- Evolving definitions of energy security and metrics used to characterize them.
- Are security and sustainability mutually attainable or in conflict?
- Analysis of energy security and sustainability trends at the local, national, regional and global level.
- Changes in end-use technologies and how these may impact energy security and sustainability.
- Potential social and geopolitical changes associated with energy developments that impact energy security and sustainability.
- Institutional and governance issues associated with energy security and sustainability
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) needs, including cybersecurity
- Sectoral approaches to energy security: supply/demand, power, industrial, buildings, transport
- International negotiations and treaties
- RDD&D needs
Mr. Jeffrey Logan
Dr. Doug Arent
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. Sustainability 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 1400 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.
- Energy Security