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Special Issue "Challenge and Research in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems: Traditional Energy Paradigms and the Renewables Revolution"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 580

Special Issue Editors

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: project management; organizational competences; rural development; sustainable management; sustainability competencies; working with people; sustainability governance; sustainable development planning; project-based governance
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School of Economics and Management, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: economic development; industrial policy; investment; maritime economy; blue economy; China’s Arctic policy and developments; China-Russia and China-Nordic economic collaboration
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Faculty of Economic Sciences, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, B-dul Bucuresti, No.39, 100680 Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
Interests: energy economics; economics and environment; sustainable development; open economy macroeconomics; resource productivity
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Faculty of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, B-dul Bucuresti, No. 39, 100680 Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
Interests: petroleum engineering and exploitation; reservoir engineering; natural gas; enhanced oil recovery; judiciary technical expert in petroleum and gas; fluid flow

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent evolution and reconfiguration of the global energy paradigm has imposed new approaches in understanding the relation between traditional energy production and renewables. The traditional energy production industry has undergone many changes and still has to deal with numerous challenges ahead. The widespread global energy crisis, the volatility of the energy prices, insecurity of energy supply, environmental costs, a massive need for new energy production sources and technologies tends to become reality and impose dramatic changes in the energy paradigm.

The existing literature demonstrates that the increasingly progressive renewables production exerts a positive influence on social and economic development. The use of renewable energy and the new technological developments employed in producing these new types of energy, by businesses, governments, and consumers for achieving climatic neutrality, contributes to economic growth, productivity, innovation, and employment. The renewables` revolution has lowered the barriers for developing countries to accessing and introducing innovations, which can ultimately lead to equalizing economic opportunities and reducing inequality among countries.

The current form of energy markets favours large producers. The high dispersion between the classic energy systems based on coal and oil and those of the production of energy from renewable sources, makes the renewables not benefit from the necessary economies of scale, being at a competitive disadvantage most of the time.

Achieving climate neutrality involves both developing and diversifying the sources of energy production and supply for extending the sustainably economic growth and job creation in contemporary economies. Achieving this goal involves not only a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions but also an increase in the share of renewable sources and the development of a modern energy system that corresponds to new realities. However, it is evident that the level of renewable energy use in the world has been increased at a much slower rate than the growth rate of traditional energy production and distribution. In recent years, the level of sustainable and renewable energy production across the developing countries has even increased. Less developed economies are being deprived of the opportunity to fully enjoy their share of the renewables benefits, while more developed ones are running forward utilizing the multiplier effect of the using renewable’s technology in all sectors. In fact, renewables energy production, while being a unique driver of growth, at the same time increases the gap between the classical energy sources and renewable energy.

This Special Issue aims to address critical challenge and research in sustainable and renewable energy systems attempts in view of progressing energy production, trade, transportation, communication, and other spheres of the energy global value chains. It explores how renewable energy could step up efforts to provide citizens with energy security, commerce instruments, and access capabilities to networks, which should be aimed at improving the efficiency of production and services in field of energy production, integrating into global value chains, and reducing economic inequality and energy poverty. In this context, this Special Issue supplements the existing literature by addressing technological, technical, economic, and social factors that influence the progress-gap dilemma of contemporary research in sustainable and renewable energy systems. We welcome submissions from all areas related to energy production and effects in the economy as a whole, with a high degree of novelty as full-length articles, reviews, and conceptual papers. Both theoretical and practical contributions that focus on the topics related to the economic effects of renewables and just transition across developing countries are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Ignacio De los Ríos Carmenado 
Dr. Vasilii Erokhin
Prof. Dr. Tianming Gao
Prof. Dr. Jean Vasile Andrei
Prof. Dr. Florinel Dinu
Guest Editors

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  • biofuels and energy supply chain
  • diversifying energy technology suppliers and the renewables production
  • energy market resilience and the traditional sources of energy
  • energy production and consumption
  • energy transition and the traditional sources of energy
  • future energy market, renewables and traditional sources of energy
  • geopolitics of the traditional sources of energy and the renewable energy production
  • green energies and sustainable agriculture
  • green revolution and the renewable energy production
  • new technological developments in field of renewable energy production
  • technological limits in field of renewables production, transport and technology
  • traditional sources of energy and renewables substitutes future
  • traditional sources of energy and the impacts on the environment and energy supply chain
  • impact of the renewables production on rural communities

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