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Special Issue "Challenges of Renewable Energy in Developing Countries"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 8401
Special Issue Editors
Interests: construction management; construction materials; renewable and sustainable energy; engineering sustainability; safety and health in construction; waste and resource management; Construction 4.0
2. Vice Chancellor, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, UK
Interests: sustainable development; resilient communities; construction economics; construction management; renewable energy
Interests: construction and project management; renewable energy; regulation and compliance; occupational safety and health
Special Issue Information
Considering the importance of energy, global access to affordable and clean energy was emphasized in the Sustainable Development Goals which were agreed upon by the United Nations in 2015, set to be achieved by 2030. The current progress of these goals—including goal 7 which aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all—reveals the significant challenges we are facing and will faces if they are to be delivered by 2030. These challenges are more pertinent when it comes to developing countries which have limited financial and technical resources. While it is well established that different sources of renewable energy—including solar, wind, geothermal, waste, and tidal energy sources—have enough potential to produce energy, much of the electricity around the world is still produced from fossil fuels. These are not sustainable and they affect other Sustainable Development Goals, such as those surrounding climate action and life on earth. In general, economic factors appear to comprise the main challenges facing the implementation of renewable energy; however, policies and regulations, experience and competencies, renewable energy education, public awareness, incentives for renewable energy, government commitment, and renewable energy technologies also contribute to these challenges. Building and energy efficiencies are equally important as key players in reducing worldwide use of energy. It is, therefore, important to have a clear understanding of the challenges facing the implementation of renewable energy, with specific emphasis on developing countries. Such an understanding will be helpful in the development of strategies for overcoming these challenges. This Special Issue will, therefore, consider original research papers, review papers, and short communications that cover any form of renewable energy, technologies, buildings and energy efficiencies, energy consumption and reduction, energy economic, energy costs, clean energy, modelling, and framework development. All submissions will go through the journal’s review process. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Tariq Umar
Prof. Dr. Charles Egbu
Dr. Nnedinma Umeokafor
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2200 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.
- renewable energy
- developing countries
- energy efficiencies
- renewable technologies
- energy economy
- sustainable development goals
- clean energy