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Special Issue "Sustainability and Applied Circular Economy in Energy, Entrepreneurship and Environmental Management"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 382

Special Issue Editors

1. Department of Management, BA School of Business and Finance, University of Riga, LV-1658 Riga, Latvia
2. Legal Department, Law Faculty, Rīga Stradiņš University, LV-1007 Rīga, Latvia
Interests: sustainable development; digitalization; quadruple helix concept; quality; environmentally friendly choices; partnership
Department of Economics and Management, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (ESCE-IPS), UNIDE-IUL, 2910-761 Setúbal, Portugal
Interests: sustainable development; circular economy; measurement and applications; design thinking

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is focused on the wide-ranging topic of “Sustainability and Applied Circular Economy in Energy, Entrepreneurship and Environmental Management”. The subject is related to cooperation and the implementation of Green Deal Strategies in sectors of the economy and raw materials to ensure clean energy, sustainable industry, construction and renovation, sustainable mobility, pollution reduction, and climate action.

This Special Issue covers a wide range of topical issues, including:

  1. Collaboration and shared value creation for circular and sustainable transition;
  2. The circular economy and waste management solutions on the micro, meco and macro scale;
  3. ESG and corporate social responsibility;
  4. Sustainable consumption and distribution of energy.

More specifically, the Special Issue will cover topics major or minor which help to find solutions for circular economy and sustainable development problems, such as climate protection, sustainable natural resources management, regulations on sustainable investments, energy economics, environmental economics, environmental management, the inclusive nature of green transition, renewable energy, smart energy materials’ sustainability and development, knowledge economy, and the management and financing of the green transition. Manuscripts on interdisciplinary research are especially welcome.

Prof. Dr. Dzintra Atstāja
Dr. Sandrina B. Moreira
Prof. Dr. Valentin Molina-Moreno
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • collaboration and shared value creation for circular and sustainable transition
  • concepts, challenges and effects of collaborative circular business models, industrial symbiosis and partnerships
  • ecosystem and quadruplex or quintuplex helix cooperation for shared value creation
  • stakeholder initiatives, societal involvement and the scaling up of sharing solutions
  • open innovation and design thinking for sustainable value co-creation
  • public policies for sustainability and the circular economy
  • circular economy market makers
  • public policies on renewable energy
  • consumer awareness of renewable energy
  • marketing strategies to develop renewable energy
  • consumer behavior in the use of renewable energies
  • materials and renewable energy
  • renewable energy distribution systems
  • sensors and renewable energy
  • circular economy inclusion
  • renewable energy value chain
  • renewable energy: jobs in the renewable energy sector
  • environmentally friendly choices, green jobs
  • circular economy business models
  • construction and demolition waste, construction waste recycling, reusing, circularity
  • waste management
  • green building
  • smart and sustainable cities
  • new business models and innovation management of energies
  • green growth for energy (financial factors)
  • energies and sustainability development in smart cities
  • business performance and circular economy
  • energy efficiency
  • energy consumption and urban areas
  • zero waste and the green economy
  • environmental economics and corporate social responsibility
  • environmental management
  • green human resource management
  • green entrepreneurship and sustainable development
  • green and sustainable marketing
  • inclusive nature of the green transition
  • knowledge economy
  • management and financing the green transition
  • rational use of nature resources
  • regulation on sustainable investments
  • renewable energy applications (alternatively, renewable energies)
  • renewable energies
  • sustainable finance and circular economy
  • circular economy and sustainable development goals
  • sustainable natural resources management
  • resilience and sustainability
  • digitalization
  • sustainability
  • leadership
  • quality
  • online and blended education
  • professional development
  • green bonds
  • sustainable transportation
  • energy law
  • renewable energy
  • ensuring security of supply
  • energy investment

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