Special Issue "New Studies in EROI (Energy Return on Investment)"

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A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2011)

Special Issue Editors

Associate Editor
Dr. Doug Hansen
Hansen Financial Management 12717 Monterey Cypress Way San Diego, CA 92130, USA
E-Mail: doug6636@gmail.com

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Charles A.S. Hall
Professor Emeritus of Faculty of Environmental & Forest Biology, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, State University of New York, 354 Illick Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, New York, NY 13210, USA
Website: http://www.esf.edu/EFB/hall/
E-Mail: chall@esf.edu
Phone: +1 315 469 7271
Fax: +1 315 470 6934
Interests: systems ecology; computer simulation models; integrative geographical modeling of environments and economies, Energy Retrun on Investment (EROI), Developing Biophysical Economics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue presents the results of approximately 20 new studies on energy return on investment, including 10 empirical studies of particular energy resources and a similar number examining methodological issues and the social and economic implications of changing EROIs.  The studies cover the most important energy resources currently used by Western society, as well as several possible alternatives.  The results, which have great consistency across studies, have enormous implications for our economies and for society more generally.  Several papers examine the direct economic and psychological implications of declining EROI, as well as the implications for planning. We believe that taken as a whole these papers have great power in helping to understand our current economic difficulties as well as guiding what we must do to adjust to new energy realities.  A failure to understand these issues will severely limit our ability to plan for the future.

Charles A.S. Hall
Doug Hansen
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • energy
  • oil
  • natural gas
  • ethanol
  • financial
  • economics
  • EROI
  • society
  • energy methodology
  • United States
  • China
  • Norway

Published Papers (21 papers)

Sustainability 2011, 3(12), 2496-2499; doi:10.3390/su3122496
Received: 10 December 2011; Accepted: 13 December 2011 / Published: 14 December 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(12), 2433-2442; doi:10.3390/su3122433
Received: 5 January 2011; in revised form: 10 July 2011 / Accepted: 10 November 2011 / Published: 13 December 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(12), 2413-2432; doi:10.3390/su3122413
Received: 5 July 2011; in revised form: 17 November 2011 / Accepted: 24 November 2011 / Published: 13 December 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(12), 2358-2391; doi:10.3390/su3122358
Received: 31 October 2011; Accepted: 8 November 2011 / Published: 8 December 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(12), 2339-2357; doi:10.3390/su3122339
Received: 10 January 2011; in revised form: 4 August 2011 / Accepted: 1 September 2011 / Published: 8 December 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(12), 2323-2338; doi:10.3390/su3122323
Received: 5 February 2011; in revised form: 2 August 2011 / Accepted: 28 November 2011 / Published: 30 November 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(11), 2307-2322; doi:10.3390/su3112307
Received: 6 April 2011; in revised form: 4 July 2011 / Accepted: 5 August 2011 / Published: 22 November 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(11), 2129-2156; doi:10.3390/su3112129
Received: 29 June 2011; in revised form: 1 August 2011 / Accepted: 5 August 2011 / Published: 7 November 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(11), 2105-2114; doi:10.3390/su3112105
Received: 10 June 2011; in revised form: 1 August 2011 / Accepted: 5 August 2011 / Published: 7 November 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(11), 2080-2104; doi:10.3390/su3112080
Received: 5 September 2011; in revised form: 14 October 2011 / Accepted: 1 November 2011 / Published: 3 November 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(11), 2071-2079; doi:10.3390/su3112071
Received: 3 February 2011; in revised form: 28 April 2011 / Accepted: 13 June 2011 / Published: 26 October 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(11), 2050-2070; doi:10.3390/su3112050
Received: 28 September 2010; in revised form: 15 February 2011 / Accepted: 15 March 2011 / Published: 26 October 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 2009-2026; doi:10.3390/su3102009
Received: 9 July 2011; in revised form: 3 August 2011 / Accepted: 5 August 2011 / Published: 21 October 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1986-2008; doi:10.3390/su3101986
Received: 26 June 2011; in revised form: 7 July 2011 / Accepted: 5 August 2011 / Published: 20 October 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1972-1985; doi:10.3390/su3101972
Received: 1 November 2010; in revised form: 1 January 2011 / Accepted: 1 February 2011 / Published: 17 October 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1908-1943; doi:10.3390/su3101908
Received: 10 January 2010; in revised form: 12 October 2010 / Accepted: 12 November 2010 / Published: 17 October 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1888-1907; doi:10.3390/su3101888
Received: 28 July 2011; in revised form: 1 August 2011 / Accepted: 5 August 2011 / Published: 17 October 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1866-1887; doi:10.3390/su3101866
Received: 5 June 2011; in revised form: 1 August 2011 / Accepted: 6 August 2011 / Published: 14 October 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1833-1854; doi:10.3390/su3101833
Received: 10 June 2011; in revised form: 1 August 2011 / Accepted: 5 August 2011 / Published: 12 October 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1810-1832; doi:10.3390/su3101810
Received: 8 February 2011; in revised form: 18 July 2011 / Accepted: 18 August 2011 / Published: 11 October 2011
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Sustainability 2011, 3(10), 1773-1777; doi:10.3390/su3101773
Received: 10 August 2011; Accepted: 17 August 2011 / Published: 7 October 2011
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