Special Issue "Energy Policy and Sustainability"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2009)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Daniel A. Farber
Sho Sato Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Website: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/faculty/facultyProfile.php?facID=1141
E-Mail: dfarber@law.berkeley.edu
Phone: +1 510 642 0340
Interests: uncertainty and environmental policy; U.S. climate policy; constitutional issues in environmental law; compensation for climate change; natural disasters and the legal system

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Renewable energy and energy conservation are crucial to sustainability and are on the forefront of the policy agenda. Yet, fundamental questions such as the following remain unanswered:

Innovation Policy.
Major technological innovations will be required to meet 2050 emissions goals. What mix of legal/policy instruments can best promote the necessary level of innovation?

Decision Making Under Uncertainty
. Infrastructure decisions (such as grid construction) involve uncertainty about future technologies – for example, about the mix of wind and solar power in twenty years. Uncertainty about downside risks of climate change relates to the desired level of emissions controls. How do we make policy in the face of these uncertainties?

International Spillovers.
We do not have a firm grasp on the international spillover effects of national climate policy, in the form of “leakage” or of indirect effects on land use. How large are these effects and how should they affect policy?

Energy Policy and the Non-Developed World.
Effective methods are needed to promote sustainable energy use in rapidly developing countries such as China. How can that goal be achieved? How can we ensure the availability of sustainable energy for the poorest nations. This symposium will focus on these and related unanswered fundamental questions.

Prof. Dr. Daniel A. Farber
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • energy technology innovation policy
  • carbon leakage
  • chinese energy policy
  • climate change uncertainties
  • energy justice
  • energy and development
  • indirect land use effects
  • biofuels
  • energy policy
  • energy efficiency
  • intellectual property and energy
  • energy R & D
  • energy technology transfer

Published Papers (8 papers)

Sustainability 2013, 5(4), 1747-1763; doi:10.3390/su5041747
Received: 31 January 2013; in revised form: 8 April 2013 / Accepted: 16 April 2013 / Published: 23 April 2013
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Sustainability 2010, 2(8), 2382-2402; doi:10.3390/su2082382
Received: 27 June 2010; Accepted: 23 July 2010 / Published: 27 July 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(4), 945-962; doi:10.3390/su2040945
Received: 1 February 2010; in revised form: 10 March 2010 / Accepted: 30 March 2010 / Published: 5 April 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(2), 551-575; doi:10.3390/su2020551
Received: 7 January 2010; Accepted: 9 February 2010 / Published: 12 February 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(2), 475-493; doi:10.3390/su2020475
Received: 18 December 2009; Accepted: 26 January 2010 / Published: 1 February 2010
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Sustainability 2010, 2(1), 30-47; doi:10.3390/su2010030
Received: 10 November 2009; Accepted: 22 December 2009 / Published: 24 December 2009
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Sustainability 2009, 1(3), 702-721; doi:10.3390/su1030702
Received: 25 August 2009; Accepted: 16 September 2009 / Published: 21 September 2009
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Sustainability 2009, 1(3), 592-611; doi:10.3390/su1030592
Received: 29 July 2009; Accepted: 31 August 2009 / Published: 3 September 2009
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