Special Issue "Contemporary Environmental Paradigms and the Renewable Energy in Rural Economies"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 February 2017)
Assoc. Prof. Andrei Jean Vasile
This main focus of this Special Issue is to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and empirical background on contemporary environmental paradigms and renewable energy in rural economies. The environment is the latest frontier in the promotion of sustainable development in case of the most rural economies. Research on environmental paradigms and renewable energy have been on neglecting rural development.
Nowadays, there is a need to search from new business models of sustainable development that are able to deal with the challenges presented in multiple rural contexts.
The concept of resilience appears related to the capacity of people and companies to face adversity and life problems, which inevitably appear in complex contexts and different spatial and temporal scales. On the other hand, the recent approaches to prosperity have overcome the merely economic approach, and integrate a strong social and environmental dimension, demanding mentality and value changes. Both concepts, resilience and prosperity, are very much linked to renewable energy and environmental paradigms.
Additionally, this Special Issue is designed to be a milestone for policymakers in promoting a more responsible environmental policy, renewable energy, and reviles some of the major concerns in assuring green development criteria in post transitional economies
This Special Issue addresses these wider contemporary environmental paradigms, and tries to provide answers to subjects such as:
- the performance of different environmental paradigms in promoting investments goals;
- constraints on ensuring green entrepreneurship in rural communities;
- renewable energy strategies and rural communities
- rural communities and the need for more environmentally friendly product and service production;
- pattern changes in environmental policy instruments, especially relative to rural community and environmental constraints;
- the influence of environmental paradigms on rural landscape development and agricultural production
Prof. Dr. Istudor Nicolae
Prof. Dr. Ignacio de los Ríos Carmenado
Assoc. prof. PhD Andrei Jean Vasile
Prof. Subic Jonel
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- renewable energy
- renewable energy investments
- new energy paradigms
- energy efficiency
- energy efficient systems
- environmental paradigms
- green energy production