Special Issue "Responsible Innovations for Sustainable Energy"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Justyna Chodkowska-Miszczuk
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Department of Urban and Regional Development Studies, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Lwowska 1, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
Interests: sustainability; energy transition; local development; ecological awareness
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Dr. Andrzej Lis
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Department of Business Excellence, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Toruń, Poland
Interests: sustainable and responsible innovations; case study analysis; bibliometrics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Innovations and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are commonly recognized among the key contemporary ideas in research and business practice. Combined together, they have materialized in the concepts of attributive innovations, such as responsible innovation, sustainable innovation, and responsible research and innovation (RRI) [1]. An important branch of socially responsible innovations is constituted by the concepts of environment innovations, eco-innovations, or green innovations [2,3]. The role of responsible innovations focused on the protection of the natural environment is constantly increasing because of the ecological challenges caused by human activities and their consequences. The production and consumption of energy are one of the areas of particular interest with regard to natural environment protection and local development [4]. Within this context, the concept of sustainable energy has been receiving more and more attention from both scholars and practitioners. The Energies journal defines sustainable energy as “a form of energy that meets our today’s demand of energy without putting them in danger of getting expired or depleted and can be used over and over again”. We are inviting researchers who are willing to contribute to the discussion on responsible innovations aimed at the development of sustainable energy solutions to submit papers related to this theme for publication. The scope of this Special Issue will cover a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • innovations in renewable energy (including solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and tidal power, and bioenergy);
  • innovations in sustainability and stability of energy systems;
  • innovations in energy efficiency;
  • antecedents and barriers of sustainable energy innovations;
  • policies supporting sustainable energy innovations;
  • economic, social and environmental aspects of innovations in sustainable energy;
  • transition to sustainable energy.

Various types of articles are invited for publication, including original research (empirical) articles, case studies, review articles, and conceptual articles.

Dr. Justyna Chodkowska-Miszczuk
Dr. Andrzej Lis
Guest Editors

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.


  • sustainability
  • sustainable development
  • responsible innovation
  • sustainable innovation
  • sustainable energy
  • renewable energy
  • energy policy
  • energy planning
  • energy utilization
  • energy efficiency
  • energy conservation
  • community energy
  • low-carbon economy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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