Special Issue "Energy Security and the Transition toward Green Energy Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: Public Policies; Monetary Theory; European Union; Business Cycle Theory; Libertarian Philosophy; Business Ethics
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Interests: Energy Security; Geostrategy of Energy Resources; Water; Russia; Libertarian Political Theory
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Several political initiatives propose a transition toward renewable energy; most prominently, the European Union (EU) adopted a Green Deal in October 2014 (revised in 2018). Representatives of the Democratic Party in the US also defend a Green New Deal (GND). Moreover, technological innovations pave the way towards a transition to green energy. At the same time, nuclear energy is regarded by many as the cheapest and most reliable source of energy. This Special Issue is dedicated to the energy security issues related to a transition towards green energy. More specifically, the transition comes with consequences for political, technological, and economic security. On the political side, conflicts about energy are as old as mankind, with energy supplies being of geopolitical importance as energy supplies must be secure. On the technological side, the vulnerability of economies is related to energy reliability. Finally, on the economic side, there are important costs of a transition toward Green energy that much be balanced with its benefits and the increasing scarcity of hydrogen resources. Cheap and secure energy is vital economic growth and prosperity. In this respect, the transition toward Green energy must take into account the difficulties of a post-Covid-19 world.
The following topics are addressed:
- International conflicts as affected by the transition toward green energies
- Changes in the geo-political power balance
- Energy resources traded in US-dollar as affected by Green energy
- Implications for the international currency system and exchange rates
- Energy costs and sustainability of cryptocurrencies
- Dependence on carbon fuels and reliability of green energy
- Costs and consequences of Green Deal sustainability policies
- Nuclear energy, carbon hydrogen, and clean energy
- Costs and benefits of green energy and effects on economic growth
- Energy as an universal input factor
- Economic security in a world of green energy
- Peak oil and the possible end of carbon hydrogen related energy sources
Prof. Dr. Philipp Bagus
Prof. Dr. José Antonio Peña-Ramos
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Energy security
- Oil dollar trade
- Geo-energy interests
- Currency systems
- Peak oil
- Green Deal
- Nuclear energy
- Ultimate resource
- Carbon dependability
- Green energy reliability
- Economic robustness
- Economic growth
- Hydrogen energy
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: The Costs and Trade-offs of Green Central Banking: A Framework for Analysis
Authors: Radu Șimandan; Cristian Păun
Affiliation: 1. Department of Economics, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, 060042 Bucharest, Romania 2. Department of International Business and Economics, Bucharest University of Economics, 010374 Bucharest, Romania
Abstract: The participation of central banks in the fight against climate change has recently been advanced in several academic articles and policy papers. Since environmental factors may be described as financial risks, the envisaged green central banking is entrusted with the responsibility of ad-dressing environmental sustainability as a means of promoting financial stability – an undisputed goal of central banks today. Thus far, the pro side of the argument is well represented in the liter-ature, though often the benefits remain implicit: with the help of central banks via monetary and macroprudential policies, a smooth transition to a low-carbon economy would be somehow bene-ficial to all of us. With this article, we aim to add to this literature by looking at the costs and trade-offs of this course of action in light of the observation that the con side of the proposal has been only marginally addressed. We put forward a framework for the analysis of the costs and trade-offs of green central banking and verify the applicability of this framework by studying three cases of central banks for which the transition to green operation has been advanced. We find evidence that if costs and trade-offs are taken into account, the case in favor of greening cen-tral banks becomes less straightforward than is currently conveyed in the literature.