Special Issue "Political Economy of Energy Policies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
I will be editing a Special Issue of the open access journal Energies on “The Political Economy of Energy Policies”. Energy, in its various forms, lies at the center of domestic and international politics. Development, social welfare, climate change, Russian adventurism, China’s new assertiveness, and the inconsistencies in US foreign and domestic policies all demonstrate the importance of energy supplies and trade. Policy decisions, whether specifically focused on energy or simply producing externalities on energy resources and markets, have a fundamental impact on the exploration, production, transmission, and distribution of energy supplies. For example, environmental and social licenses to operate are becoming ever more challenging, even for ‘green’ energy projects like wind and solar power. Associated mining issues, even for lithium to make the batteries to store renewable energy, are becoming more complicated and controversial.
This Special Issue seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the challenges and determinants of policy choices that impact energy supplies, markets, and consumption. We invite papers on international and domestic topics regarding conventional, unconventional, and renewable sources of energy from different disciplines, which are relevant to policy choice, implementation, and evaluation. Illustrations of innovative responses to implement best practices are especially welcome.
Prof. Dr. David Mares
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 2000 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 policy
- energy trade
- energy markets
- energy subsidies
- natural gas
- climate change
- energy storage