Special Issue "Governance, Legislation and Economic Policy for Green Energy Production: The EU Green Deal Framework and Horizon 2030"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Antonio Sánchez-Bayón
Guest Editor
Department of Applied Economics, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28032 Madrid, Spain
Interests: digital economy; wellbeing economics; global economics and cross-cultural management; comparative studies; energy studies
Prof. Dr. Estrella Trincado
Guest Editor
Department of Applied Economics, Structure and History, Universidad Compluntese de Madrid, Campus de Somosaguas, 28223, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain
Interests: history of economic thought; financial markets; wellbeing economics; renewable energies; energy markets
Prof. Dr. Jesús Alberto Valero-Matas
Guest Editor
Department of Sociology and Social Work, Universidad de Valladolid—Campus de la Yutera, 34004 Palencia, Spain
Interests: hydrogen economy; electric car; autonomous car; clean energies; sociology of science
Prof. Dr. Rafael Rávina-Ripoll
Guest Editor
Department of Business & Management, Universidad de Cádiz, 11100 Cádiz, Spain
Interests: happiness management; social marketing; wellbeing economics; energy markets

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The clean energy transition started with the European Union (EU) commitment in the Green Deal, adopted in October 2014 and revised in 2018 during the negotiations for the next multi-annual budget period, 2021–27. The Green Deal is based on the sustainable development goals by the United Nations (SDG-NN.UU.) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It will enable the EU to move towards a climate-neutral economy for the benefit of welfare of the Member States and the wellbeing of its citizens. The Green Deal has a complex framework (with legal, political and economic instruments), which includes a set of targets for 2030: a) at least 40% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions (on the basis of 1990 levels); b) at least 32% share of renewable energy; and c) at least 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency. The goals related with energy are: to drive progress towards a low-carbon economy and build an energy system that ensures affordable energy for all consumers; to increase the security of the EU’s energy supplies; to reduce the EU dependence on energy imports; to create new opportunities for growth and jobs; and to bring environmental and health benefits (e.g., through reduced air pollution). The EU Green Deal’s success needs the support of national long-term strategies of the Member States (NEPCPs), with coordination and convergence actions. 

This Special Issue aims to bring together works that explain the EU Green Deal and its impact in energy transition and management. This call for papers includes original research articles, comprehensive reviews, and well-documented case studies.

The following topics are addressed:

- The EU Green Deal’s impact on energy management;

- Measures adopted for the energy transition;

- The reduction of polluting energies;

- Stimulus of green energies and their efficiency;

- The energy markets, negotiation and conflict-resolution methods;

- The improvement of renewable energy (green and blue energies);

- Convergence actions for energy transition between EU and Member States;

- NEPCPs plans for energy transition and climate-neutral economies;

- Governance, legislation, and economic policy for green energy production;

- Public policies and taxation in the energy sector;

- Digital economy and energy issues in the EU;

- Wellbeing economics and energy issues in the EU;

- Guidelines and legal-policy instruments in the energy sector;

- Other related topics (please ask the editors prior to submitting a paper on a different topic).

Prof. Dr. Antonio Sánchez-Bayón
Prof. Dr. Estrella Trincado
Prof. Dr. Jesús Alberto Valero-Matas
Prof. Dr. Rafael Rávina-Ripoll
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 1800 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.


  • EU Green Deal
  • Energy transition
  • Clean energies
  • Renewable energies
  • Green energies
  • Blue energies
  • Climate-neutral energies
  • Reduction of polluting energies
  • Wellbeing economics and energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy markets
  • Sustainable Development Goals

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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