Special Issue "Energy Use Efficiency"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: applied microeconomics; globalization; development strategy; efficiency; productivity and growth with application to manufacturing and services
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Energy is one of the most important factors of production. Its efficient use is crucial for production and environmental quality. Unlike normal goods with supply management, energy is demand-managed. Efficient energy use or energy efficiency aims to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. Energy use efficiency can be achieved in housing, offices, industrial production, transport and agriculture, as well as in public lighting and services. The use of energy can be reduced by using technology that is energy saving. There are many benefits associated with energy use reduction leading to reduced energy dependency and vulnerability and improved energy security. Various incentive-based programs are provided to the public to promote the development, installation and use of energy efficient technologies and equipment. The policy is to protect air, water and land and to prevent climate change and negative health impacts by reducing the generation and use of energy from fossil fuels and nuclear primary sources. Saving energy to reserve these resources for future generations and conserving natural resources has double dividend effects in the form of cost efficiency and the realization of sustainability. Authors of solid and full-length empirical studies using data at the household, firm, farm, industry, region and country level and advanced methods are invited to submit their research for publication in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Almas Heshmati
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 papers will be 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 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 use efficiency
- Energy policy and incentives
- Energy cost efficiency
- Improved environmental quality
- Energy saving
- Energy efficient technologies and equipment