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Impacts of Climate Change on Energy Use and Development

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "B1: Energy and Climate Change".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 May 2024) | Viewed by 203

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
Interests: environmental impact assessment of nuclear power facilities; siting and storage of spent-nuclear-fuel facilities; siting and development of hydropower projects; spatially-distributed; physically-based earth systems modeling; cloud-based applied hydro-climatology; environmental systems engineering and development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Special Issue that seeks to shed light on the critical relationship between climate change and global energy systems. This collection of articles aims to explore the multifaceted impacts of climate change on energy production, consumption, and infrastructure, along with their wider implications for sustainable development. We invite authors to contribute their research and insights to help us better understand how climate change influences energy systems and how this, in turn, affects the socio-economic landscape.

  1. Energy Transition and Policy:

We encourage researchers and experts to submit papers on the pivotal role of policy in driving the transition towards sustainable energy sources. We invite comprehensive studies that discuss the need for well-coordinated policies promoting the adoption of renewable energy, enhanced energy efficiency, and reduced emissions. Effective policy frameworks are essential to advancing the shift towards a low-carbon energy sector.

  1. Energy Production and Infrastructure:

Authors are invited to investigate the vulnerability of power generation facilities to extreme weather events, sea-level rise, and shifting precipitation patterns. We encourage research that delves into the necessity of adapting energy infrastructure to climate risks while advocating for cleaner energy sources to mitigate environmental impact.

  1. Energy Consumption and Climate Mitigation:

We welcome contributions that explore the intricate relationship between energy consumption patterns and climate mitigation efforts. Papers discussing the energy requirements of various economic sectors and potential avenues for energy efficiency enhancements are encouraged. We invite authors to analyze the influence of climate policies and shifts in human behavior in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

  1. Economic and Social Implications:

Authors are encouraged to examine the broader economic and social consequences of climate-induced changes in energy use. We seek papers that discuss the economic challenges and opportunities associated with the energy transition, including potential job displacement and the emergence of new green industries. Additionally, we invite research addressing the social equity aspects of climate change and energy, emphasizing the importance of ensuring that vulnerable communities are not left behind during the transition to cleaner energy sources.

  1. Energy Access and Equity:

We invite submissions that highlight the impacts of climate change on energy access in developing regions, shedding light on the challenges these regions face in ensuring energy security. Authors are encouraged to discuss the role of renewable energy solutions in improving access while reducing carbon emissions, emphasizing the need for equitable energy access globally.

  1. Technological Innovations:

Innovators and researchers are encouraged to share their insights into cutting-edge technologies that can revolutionize the energy sector. We welcome contributions discussing advancements in energy storage, grid integration, and carbon capture and utilization, offering potential solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.

  1. Case Studies and Best Practices:

We aim to conclude this Special Issue with a collection of case studies and best practices from around the world. We invite authors to showcase successful efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change on energy use and development. These practical examples provide valuable insights and lessons that can inform future policies and actions, illustrating the tangible progress that can be achieved.

We look forward to receiving a diverse range of papers that collectively offer comprehensive insights into the interplay between climate change, energy systems, and sustainable development. This Special Issue emphasizes the urgency of addressing climate change through effective policies and innovations.

Dr. Kazi Tamaddun
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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 2600 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.


  • climate change
  • energy systems
  • sustainable development
  • energy policy
  • energy transition
  • infrastructure resilience
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energy
  • energy equity
  • access to energy

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