Special Issue "Transitions to A Climate-Neutral Economy"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Kaveh Khalilpour
Guest Editor
School of Information, Systems and Modeling, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
Interests: sustainable energy systems; energy storage; optimisation; systems integration; networks
Prof. Dr. Alexey A. Voinov
Guest Editor
School of Information, Systems and Modelling, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney, Building 11, Level 06, Room 221, 81 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
Interests: simulation modeling of environmental and economic systems;environmental management and decision support;sustainability science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last decade, we have (at least mentally) moved away from the fossil-fuel-dependent economy. The so-called tipping point in the price of renewable energies such as solar and wind has created enormous hope for all those longing for sustainable and climate-neutral solutions, and has impacted all stakeholders of the energy industry including end-users, suppliers, and governments. A couple of decades ago, when there was little hope for potential alternatives to fossil fuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) was being discussed as the main pathway for the future “low-carbon economy”. However, with the emergence of renewable energy, the social, scientific, and policy discussions have been diverted to a new paradigm—that is, of the “climate-neutral economy”. Consequently, new policy scenarios such as “100% renewables”, “net-zero emission”, and “net-negative emission” have emerged.

This Special Issue calls for papers which, using rigorous  scientific, qualitative, and quantitative methodologies, investigate climate-neutral economy at state, national, or global scale. We are interested in the efficiency and feasibility of various relevant technologies, including the supply and demand sides. This should cover the whole life-cycle of energy production, including generation, storage, and use. We acknowledge that technology alone may not be sufficient for the transition, and in some cases we will also need to explore the consumption behavior of consumers and ways in which this behavior can be changed.

Prof. Dr. Kaveh Khalilpour
Prof. Dr. Alexey A. Voinov
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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