Special Issue "Energy Demand and Prices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: electricity demand; auctions; renewable energy; eco-innovation; circular economy; environmental economics
Interests: electricity demand; energy efficiency; eco-innovation
Interests: renewable energy; eco-innovation; circular economy
Energy and social welfare have a two-sided relationship. On the one hand, energy is a critical input for many production processes and a crucial product/service in the daily way of life of residential consumers. In this context, getting an idea of the future demand for energy is one of the main concerns of policy makers around the world, which would enable infrastructures to be adapted and invested into accordingly, both in the electricity and non-electricity sector. This is particularly so for the undergoing energy transition in the electricity sector, which requires deployment of renewable energy projects and extensions, and reinforcements in the electricity grid in the long-term. On the other hand, the demand for energy also has negative side effects both globally (e.g., climate change impacts) and locally (concerns about security of supply, particularly in countries which are dependent on foreign energy sources). In turn, given the relevance of energy prices in production and consumption processes, maintaining affordable energy prices is a crucial issue for consumers and producers alike, as well as being a main goal for governments all over the world. Prices are also a key mechanism for steering energy transitions towards higher sustainability levels. Therefore, the evolution of prices and their drivers are topics worth researching. This Special Issue is devoted to the economic analysis of different aspects broadly related to energy demand and energy prices, whether in the electricity or non-electricity sectors. We welcome original submissions which are scientifically rigorous and use different types of methodologies, including econometric analysis, simulations, and input–output techniques, among others.
Prof. Dr. Pablo del Río
Prof. Dr. Desiderio Romero-Jordán
Dr. Christoph Kiefer
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 1800 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.
- energy demand
- energy prices
- electricity demand
- electricity prices
- energy efficiency
- drivers of energy prices
- determinants of energy demand
- modeling of energy demand and energy prices