Special Issue "Multicriteria Assessment and Derivation of R&D Recommendations for Low-Carbon Energy Technologies—Selected Papers from the Research Study “Technologies for the Energy Transition”"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: technology assessment and forecasting; energy systems and energy scenario analysis; renewable energies and innovative energy technologies (system integration aspects); market development of new technologies; infrastructure analysis; greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and multi-criteria evaluation; national and international energy and climate policy; research and technology policy
Interests: future oriented technology assessment; new and renewable energy technologies; water and energy nexus; energy and resource efficiency; life-cycle assessment; multi-criteria assessment of technologies and scenarios; applied science
We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of current and future key technologies that are needed for the implementation of the goals of the energy transition (“Energiewende”). Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their results gained in the recently finished research project “Technologies for the Energy Transition” (TF_Energiewende) that provided a comprehensive assessment of 31 technology fields of the energy sector and developed future R&D needs in the context of the next German Federal Energy Research program. Each article should cover one of these technology fields, which were allocated to seven areas of technology:
- Renewable energies
- Conventional power plants
- Technologies for sector coupling (P2X)
- Energy and resource efficient buildings
- Energy and resource efficiency in the industry
- Integrative aspects
We invite investigators to contribute original, high-quality research articles, which are not under consideration by other publications. They should contain:
- a general overview on the current state of the technology’s development,
- a comprehensive and systematic multicriteria assessment on the potential contribution of the technology to the energy transition (including technological, economic and social aspects and related to a GHG emission reduction target of 80–95% by 2050)
- resulting future R&D needs in view of the next 10 years’ energy research programs.
We hope that this Special Issue will highlight research into low-carbon energy systems from a holistic point of view and contribute to fast technology development in the future.
Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick
Dr. Peter Viebahn
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Energy transition
- Energy technologies
- Technology status
- Technology assessment
- Multicriteria assessment
- Low-carbon energy scenarios
- Future R&D needs