Special Issue "Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Trends"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) principally encompasses humanity and our planet’s challenges, consisting of 17 main goal and 169 sub-targets. Herein this Special Issue calls for papers about important interactions' responsibilities for ensuring an in-depth analysis of renewable energy strategies that enable young researchers of the parties to get involved, and to be fully on boarded for future direction of renewable energy strategies in these countries.

In like manner, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is another cross-boundary collaborative effort to be achieved. Despite the accepted agreement that still the world we are living is steadily polluting air and the greenhouse gas emissions are continuing in an umpteen quantity; the renewable energy is the only hope for a sustainable energy resource for a greenhouse gases free atmosphere. Considering the aforesaid global accountability, this joint research is a viable opportunity to reform strategies, combat climate change, and provide sustainable energy for socio-economic development in order to fulfill the international agreements as a prior-global contributor.

Formulation of a renewable energy sector’s strategy requires a set of factors to be investigated within multi-dimensional approaches to ensure the energy mix is well addressed; to recognize a viable strategic roadmap (realized, shared, learning, false and hidden types of strategy); to align nature of strategies with scope (competitive strategy, corporate strategy, business strategy, functional strategy, and operating strategy), to define model of application (entrepreneurial model, adaptive model, planning model, and etc.), and finally to realize an effective relationship among sustainability pillars (environmental, technical, economic, institutional and social).

This Special Issue aims to gather recent advances in the field of sustainable development and trade of energy. These challenges are related to technology but also environmental, societal, economic and financial tools as well as process management are also of interest for this Special Issue.

Dr. Alexey Mikhaylov
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • machine learning
  • sustainability
  • renewable energy
  • financial markets
  • energy

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Investigation of Home Energy Management with Advanced Direct Load Control and Optimal Scheduling of Controllable Loads
Energies 2021, 14(21), 7314; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217314 - 04 Nov 2021
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Due to the rapid changes in the energy situation on a global scale, the amount of RES installed using clean renewable energy sources such as Photovoltaic (PV) and Wind-power Generators (WGs) is rapidly increasing. As a result, there has been a great deal [...] Read more.
Due to the rapid changes in the energy situation on a global scale, the amount of RES installed using clean renewable energy sources such as Photovoltaic (PV) and Wind-power Generators (WGs) is rapidly increasing. As a result, there has been a great deal of research aimed at promoting the adoption of renewable energy. Research on Demand-side Management (DSM) has also been important in promoting the adoption of RES. However, the massive introduction of PV has changed the shape of the demand curve for electricity, which significantly impacts the operational planning of thermal generators. Therefore, this paper proposes an Advanced Direct Load Control (ADLC) model to temporarily shutdown the electric connection between the power grid and Smart Houses (SHs). The most important feature of the proposed model is that it temporarily shuts down the electric connection with the power grid. The shutdown is performed twice to increase the load demand during daytime hours and reduce the peak load during night-time hours. The proposed model also promotes the self-consumption of the generated power during the shutdown period, which is expected to reduce the operating cost. This paper considers six case studies for SH, and the operational costs and carbon dioxide emissions are compared and discussed. The results show that the SH with ADLC successfully reduces the operating costs and carbon dioxide emissions. Full article
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Sustainable Development According to the Opinions of Polish Experts
Energies 2021, 14(17), 5325; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14175325 - 27 Aug 2021
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The idea of sustainability has been exerting an impact on public awareness for nearly five decades. However, representatives of various sciences interpret it in many different ways, and there were several hundred definitions of it already at the end of the 20th century. [...] Read more.
The idea of sustainability has been exerting an impact on public awareness for nearly five decades. However, representatives of various sciences interpret it in many different ways, and there were several hundred definitions of it already at the end of the 20th century. There is no doubt that a proper understanding of the essence and meaning of sustainable development by opinion leaders representing various scientific disciplines determines transformations in particular sectors of the economy, especially in the energy sector. Economics, which considers the relationship between the economy and the environment, seems to have a special role with regard to this issue. Models and concepts of managing limited environmental resources are considered based on this science. Thus, economists have a kind of greater responsibility for the shape and direction of development, and especially for whether it will be durable and balanced. With these issues in mind, the aim of this paper is to review and systematize the opinions of Polish experts on the concept of sustainable development and to indicate the most important parameters that define it. The paper presents the results of an opinion survey of 105 experts affiliated with a wide variety of institutions. Respondents represented economic, technical, social, and natural sciences. Full article
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Users’ Perceptions of Local Public Water and Waste Services: A Case Study for Sustainable Development
Energies 2021, 14(11), 3120; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14113120 - 27 May 2021
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Access to safe drinking water is essential to good health, a basic human right, and a component of effective policy for health protection. Improving the quality of local public water and waste services is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Goal [...] Read more.
Access to safe drinking water is essential to good health, a basic human right, and a component of effective policy for health protection. Improving the quality of local public water and waste services is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation). This study aims to know the degree of satisfaction of domestic users who receive services related to water and waste in municipalities with less than 20,000 inhabitants in the province of Badajoz (Spain). We carry out this research because the perception of municipal services provided by the public administration is usually negative and deficient. The case study PROMEDIO, the consortium formula, is described as a successful partnership to improve the quality of local public water and waste services. For this purpose, a detailed analysis of the different aspects involved in the relationship between the users and the services provided is carried out. The consortium was found to increase citizens’ satisfaction with the services provided, given the close relationship between the municipality and the users. Full article
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Improving the Efficiency of Oil and Gas Wells Complicated by the Formation of Asphalt–Resin–Paraffin Deposits
Energies 2021, 14(20), 6673; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14206673 - 14 Oct 2021
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A number of difficulties may be encountered in the final stages of oil field exploitation, including the formation of asphalt–resin–paraffin deposits (ARPDs). It is expedient to use complex technologies to remove the already formed deposits and prevent the formation of ARPDs. This paper [...] Read more.
A number of difficulties may be encountered in the final stages of oil field exploitation, including the formation of asphalt–resin–paraffin deposits (ARPDs). It is expedient to use complex technologies to remove the already formed deposits and prevent the formation of ARPDs. This paper focuses on the complex technology of oil field exploitation. This technology combines both the removal of organic deposits and the prevention of the formation of these deposits in the well bottomhole formation zone (BHFZ) system. The calculations for determining the process parameters of selling the ARPD inhibitor solution into the BHFZ are presented in this article. This complex technology includes the process of ARPD removal by flushing the well and the subsequent injection of the developed ARPD solvent into the BHFZ. In addition, the technology is complemented by a method of preventing the formation of these deposits. This method consists of squeezing the ARPD inhibitor and then pumping it by the selling fluid from five to ten times of the volume. This article contains a detailed calculation of the methodology and provides the diagrams for the solvent and inhibitor injection. Full article
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