Special Issue "Sustainable Energy Development under Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)
There is evidence that climate change has resulted in many undesirable consequences, such as ocean level rise, desertification, and increased possibility of extreme events. Meanwhile, fossil fuels are considered as the main driver of climate change plus it can be depleted; thus, it is desirable that we find, develop, and promote renewable energy sources that both maintain the environment and provide sustainable energy. However, renewable energy is in many cases costlier than fossil fuels. In order to justify renewable fuel expansion, their full value must be recognized and, thus, their economic and environmental benefits must be comprehensively analyzed in terms of climate change mitigation, energy security, social development, and wealth distribution. In addition, it is also crucial to understand how government policies may affect the future for renewables and other energy forms. The aim of this Special Issue is to explore, document, investigate the full benefits and future prospects for renewable energy sources today and in a future with an expanding amount of climate change.
This Special Issue on “Sustainable Energy Development under Climate Change” encourages a diverse set of submissions.
- Comprehensive analysis of the economic and environmental consequences of renewable energy.
- Policy analysis of green energy development under climate change.
- Enhancement of energy security from domestically produced renewable energy.
- Lifecycle analysis on large scale renewable energy utilization.
- Relation between green energy development and changes on social welfare.
- Innovations in renewable energy technology and their future influence.
- New analytical and modeling frameworks regarding renewable energy development and its future are particularly welcomed.
Prof. Chih-Chun Kung
Prof. Bruce A. McCarl
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- Clean energy
- climate change mitigation
- quantitative analysis
- sustainable development