Special Issue "Sustainable Energy Development Strategies: Energy Efficiency and Renewables"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 March 2019
Prof. Dr. Dalia Štreimikienė
Lithuanian Energy Institute, Breslaujos 3, Kaunas, LT-44403, Lithuania
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Interests: sustainable energy development policies and strategies; promotion of energy efficiency and renewables; climate change mitigation policies in energy sector; sustainability assessment of energy developmment scenarios; energy policies and energy technologies
Sustainable energy development has a direct impact on climate change mitigation and is the top priority of energy policy. Sustainable energy development strategies typically involve three major technological changes: Energy savings on the demand side, energy efficiency improvements in the energy production and replacement of fossil fuels by renewables.
This Special Issue is dedicated to the analysis of sustainable energy development strategies and policies at various levels, the analysis of policies and measures aiming to promote energy efficiency and penetration of renewables at global, national, sectoral, regional, enterprise and households levels, the impacts of sustainable energy policies on climate change mitigation at global, national, sectoral, and regional levels.
Methodologically, analysis for sustainable energy development requires considering multiple factors affecting different aspects of energy supply and consumption. Therefore, frontier techniques for analysis of the underlying environmental production technologies, index decomposition models for isolation of the contributions of different factors in energy use or environmental pressures, and multi-criteria frameworks for policy design are topical, among others.
The Special Issue will include the following topics:
- Analysis of sustainable energy development policies and strategies;
- Development and application of indicator systems, tools and techniques for assessment of sustainable energy development;
- Assessment of climate change mitigation policies;
- Energy efficiency analysis and assessment of energy efficiency policies;
- Analysis of renewable energy development and the associated policies;
- The interlinkages among sustainable energy policies and climate change mitigation policies;
- The assessment of role of renewables in achieving climate change mitigation targets;
- The assessment of role of energy efficiency improvements in achieving climate change mitigation targets;
- The assessment of energy technologies in electricity, heat and transport sectors;
- The assessment of demand side management measures;
- The role of environmental and social innovations in achieving sustainable energy development goals;
- Data Envelopment Analysis;
- Index Decomposition Analysis;
- Multi-criteria Decision Making
Prof. Dr. Dalia Štreimikienė
Prof. Dr. Tomas Baležentis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable Energy Development
- Policies and Strategies
- Energy Efficiency
- Climate change mitigation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Innovative policies and measures to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in households
Author: Wadim Strielkowski et al.
Abstract: Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources (RES) has become one of the major objectives of many governments worldwide. The transition to carbon-free economy imposes many commitments on all actors. However, residential households are the ones that have to accept the responsibility for the energy-efficient future. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the innovative policies and measures aimed at promoting energy efficiency and the use of RES in households.
Title: Internal combustion engine analysis of energy-ecological parameters by SWARA and MULTIMOORA methods
Author: Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas et al.
Abstract: The research object is the internal combustion engine VW-Audi 1Z 1.9 TDI. To study the energy-ecological parameters of this engine by exchanging various parameters. The engine performance was studied at different engine torques (30, 60, 90 Nm) and using different fuels (Diesel, Biodiesel, B5, B10, B15) and changing the angle of rotation of the nozzles (0, 4, 8, 12 °). The problem was modelled within multi-criteria decision making framework and SWARA and neutrosophic MULTIMOORA are applied for solution.
Title: Comparative assessment of Climate change mitigation policies in fuel combustion sector of Lithuania and Bulgaria
Author: Asta Mikalauskiene et al.
Abstract: The paper aims to review and compare progress achieved by Lithuania and Bulgaria in GHG emission reduction for fuel combustion sector. The paper presents comparative assessment of climate change mitigation policies and measures in energy sector of new EU member states by identifying strengths and weak points of implemented climate change mitigation efforts. The policy implications for strengthening GHG emissions reduction efforts are provided based on analysis conducted.
Title: Review of studies on Willingness to pay for climate change mitigation in energy sector
Author: Zaneta Simanaviciene et al.
Abstract: The paper provides comprehensive review of literature on WTP for climate change mitigation in energy sector. The studies on willingness to pay (WTP) for climate policy will be carried based on elicitation techniques and obtained WTP values for specific climate change mitigation options in energy sector: promotion of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency improvements on demand and supply side. The variation of WTP will be compared trying to explain differences and the main drivers of these. The studies of WTP for climate change mitigation in energy sector were conducted in many countries and for specific measures therefore it is important to define the main strengths and weaknesses of conducted studies and provide policy implications based on conducted review.