Special Issue "Renewable and Sustainable Energy"

A special issue of Clean Technologies (ISSN 2571-8797).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Lieven Vandevelde

Department of Electrical Energy, Metals, Mechanical Constructions and Systems (EEMMeCS), Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 913, 9052 Gent, Belgium
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Interests: electric power systems; sustainable energy; distributed generation; low-frequency electromagnetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The special issue “Renewable and Sustainable Energy” focuses on different types of renewable energy: solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, ocean energy (e.g. wave and tidal energy), biomass, etc. Articles on all aspects of renewables are welcome, e.g. production techniques, power conversion, potential studies, use of renewable energy, integration of renewables in power systems, economic and regulatory issues, etc. Preferably, the articles include an analysis or at least an indication of the sustainability of the technology considered.

I invite all researchers active in the broad and fascinating domain of renewable energy to submit articles for this special issue of the newly launched “Clean Technologies” journal.

Prof. Dr. Lieven Vandevelde
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • renewable energy
  • sustainable energy
  • solar energy
  • wind energy
  • geothermal energy
  • ocean energy
  • biomass

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The Potential Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development in Tanzania: A Review
Clean Technol. 2018, 1(1), 70-88; https://doi.org/10.3390/cleantechnol1010006
Received: 13 June 2018 / Revised: 20 July 2018 / Accepted: 22 July 2018 / Published: 30 July 2018
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Currently, renewable energy development is emphasized for sustainable development goals accomplishment and the better realization of sustainable development globally. Tanzania, like other developing countries, is striving to adopt different ways of ensuring affordable and accessible energy supply to its socioeconomic and political sectors [...] Read more.
Currently, renewable energy development is emphasized for sustainable development goals accomplishment and the better realization of sustainable development globally. Tanzania, like other developing countries, is striving to adopt different ways of ensuring affordable and accessible energy supply to its socioeconomic and political sectors to achieve renewable energy development. To secure affordable and accessible energy in the country, renewable energy is termed as an alternative energy source because of it is environmentally friendly. If renewable energy is produced and utilized in a modern and sustainable manner, it will help to eliminate energy problems in Tanzania. Thus, this study aims to review the current potential renewable energy for the achievement of sustainable development in Tanzania. Moreover, challenges of renewable energy development are examined. Full article
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The Drivers and Barriers of Renewable Energy Applications and Development in Uganda: A Review
Clean Technol. 2018, 1(1), 9-39; https://doi.org/10.3390/cleantechnol1010003
Received: 9 March 2018 / Revised: 23 April 2018 / Accepted: 27 April 2018 / Published: 6 May 2018
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Following the increasing global awareness of the dangers posed by the present state of climate change, many countries such as Uganda have adapted long-term plans for a transition to decarbonised economies. A major strategy for decarbonisation is to replace fossil fuels with renewable [...] Read more.
Following the increasing global awareness of the dangers posed by the present state of climate change, many countries such as Uganda have adapted long-term plans for a transition to decarbonised economies. A major strategy for decarbonisation is to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy (RE) sources as the fundamental energy source. Uganda has substantial RE resources for the provision of energy services and production, yet these resources remain untapped. It is therefore crucial that the use of these abundant resources should be heightened. This paper examines and discusses the potential and current RE utilization and development in Uganda from the perspective of sustainable development. The status of the different RE resources and their application/utilization, including details of existing projects in the country, are carefully explored and discussed. The possible drivers for a huge advancement of RE applications and development in Uganda are also discussed before elucidating the major barriers and challenges faced by the energy sector as regards RE. Measures and policies required to facilitate the utilization of RE in Uganda are proposed. These evidence-based policies could guide the delivery of affordable and sustainable energy solutions for all by 2030 in Uganda. Full article
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