Special Issue "The Energy-Sustainability Nexus"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Thomas L. Theis
Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2121 West Taylor Street, MC 673 Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/ovcr/iesp/about/bios/theis.htm
E-Mail: theist@uic.edu
Phone: +1 312 996 1081
Interests: mathematical modeling and systems analysis of environmental processes; industrial pollution prevention; industrial ecology; the environmental chemistry of trace organic and inorganic substances; interfacial reactions; subsurface contaminant transport; hazardous waste management

Special Issue Information

Dear colleague,

This special issue of Sustainability explores the complex interrelationships between society's need for energy and the ongoing quest for a sustainable world. This involves energy production, human and ecosystem health, pollution prevention, resource allocation and associated economic factors, patterns of consumption, policy development, and regulatory approaches. Papers that cross over among two or more of these aspects aspects are especially sought. Papers can provide comprehensive reviews of the latest technological developments, or can address a variety of topics such as life cycle assessment of energy systems, schemes for the integration of human activities with the natural environment, processes or designs for resilient human-engineered systems, analyses of human behavior in relation to product or energy use, and best management practices.

Dr. Thomas L. Theis
Guest Editor


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  • sustainability
  • energy
  • sustainable systems
  • integrative science
  • resilience
  • life cycle assessment

Published Papers (5 papers)

Sustainability 2014, 6(3), 1489-1503; doi:10.3390/su6031489
Received: 8 January 2014; in revised form: 27 February 2014 / Accepted: 7 March 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
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Sustainability 2014, 6(2), 758-778; doi:10.3390/su6020758
Received: 18 November 2013; in revised form: 13 January 2014 / Accepted: 26 January 2014 / Published: 10 February 2014
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Sustainability 2014, 6(1), 453-473; doi:10.3390/su6010453
Received: 2 December 2013; in revised form: 7 January 2014 / Accepted: 13 January 2014 / Published: 22 January 2014
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Sustainability 2013, 5(11), 4674-4687; doi:10.3390/su5114674
Received: 26 August 2013; in revised form: 23 October 2013 / Accepted: 24 October 2013 / Published: 5 November 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(8), 3513-3525; doi:10.3390/su5083513
Received: 9 July 2013; in revised form: 2 August 2013 / Accepted: 5 August 2013 / Published: 14 August 2013
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Last update: 22 January 2014

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