Special Issue "Challenges in Alternative Energy"
A special issue of Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2013)
Prof. Dr. Daniel M. Kammen
Energy and Resources Group (ERG), 310 Barrows Hall, University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-3050, USA
Fax: +1 510 642 1085
Interests: renewable energy; innovation; energy policy climate change
Alternate, or renewable energy science, engineering, deployment and policy are both dramatically changing globally, and in many regions scaling up significantly. At the same time, equally dramatic changes in other energy sectors -- including conventional and unconventional natural gas, the coal sector, nuclear energy -- are resetting the baseline energy cost and supply landscape. Questions of distributed versus centralized energy systems, evolving requirements for low-carbon energy, and the interactions of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and fossil energy systems, as well as the future of transmission and distribution, energy storage all impact the costs, benefits, and opportunities for alternate energy in the coming years and decades. Further, changes in hydropower availability due to other demands for water and due to climate change all impact the environment for alternate energy deployment. This special issue will provide a forum for the exploration of all of these issues, as well as the emerging systems science of the integration of both alternative, nuclear, and fossil-fuel energy systems.
Prof. Dr. Daniel M. Kammen
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Challenges is an international peer-reviewed Open Access biannual journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- alternate and renewable energy
- energy science
- climate change