Air Quality and Energy Transition: Interactions and Impacts

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2024) | Viewed by 207

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Department of Chemical, Materials and Industrial Production Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Piazzale V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: atmospheric pollution; air quality; air pollution studies; air pollution modeling; atmospheric dispersion model; emission inventories; air pollution monitoring; GIS system; renewable energy

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TERIN/FSD/SAFS Lab, Department of Energy Technologies and Renewable Sources, ENEA Research Center Portici, P.le Enrico Fermi, 1, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: geomatics; spatial multicritical analysis; spatial statistics; smart water network; site suitability analysis; (Agri-)PV site suitability mapping; solar cadaster; optimal sensor placement; GIS/DSS systems; urban air quality mapping
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Air pollution is not solely an environmental issue—it also poses a major risk for global health, economies, and nature's balance. In view of this, the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes the urgent need to reduce air pollution to meet its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Improving air quality, via greater efficiency and increased deployment of renewables, goes hand in hand with the broader energy sector transformation and decarbonization. Reducing pollutant emissions improves the global quality of life, specifically relating to water and soil quality, crop yields, and food security. We are inviting you to contribute articles, perspectives, and reviews that investigate new methods, models, technologies, and systems which can deliver through combining better air quality with developments in renewable energy. By focusing on the role of energy in all walks of life, from mobility to living comfort, from agricultural to industrial production, and so on, the scope of this Special Issue encompasses the broader move towards an understanding that clean air is not simply a necessity but a crucial aspect of global sustainable progress. We welcome contributions of original research focusing on how to address this foremost challenge.

The topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pollution control systems
  • Sustainability of the energy development
  • Renewable energy systems and models for better air quality
  • Energy efficiency for air quality improvement
  • Relationship between air quality and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Policies and best practices aimed at controlling emissions and reducing greenhouse gases.
  • Effects of air quality on human health and climate change.
  • Citizen science, urban mobility, and air quality.

Dr. Domenico Toscano
Dr. Grazia Fattoruso
Guest Editors

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  • air quality
  • renewable energy systems
  • sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • energy efficiency
  • air quality monitoring and modelling
  • citizen science
  • renewable energy community
  • human health
  • climate change
  • urban heat

Published Papers

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