Special Issue "Low Carbon Economy"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016)
The “Low Carbon Economy” has become the catchphrase of many governments from all regions of the world. There has been interest in the creation of “greener economies”, and how more sustainable energy systems could help create industrial opportunities and jobs. However, fundamental questions remain about the ability to achieve a low carbon society in a growing economy where past trends showing absolute decoupling between energy demand and growth. In addition, the need for rapid reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compatible with a 1.5-degree limit in global temperature rise was clearly outlined by all governments in the most recent Climate Change Summit in Paris. Unresolved questions remain in our understanding of the complex relationship between energy and economic growth and whether the concept of a “low carbon economy” is a myth or reality and whether reductions can be delivered at the required scale and timeframe.
We are looking for contributions that are employing new approaches to fully explore economic implications of energy and low carbon futures and the complexity of the relationship. For this Special Issue, we are looking for papers that develop this fundamental understanding of the relationship between energy and economic growth at a macro-economic level and the consequences of different energy pathways for employment, prices, trade flows, investment and innovation, income distribution, etc. The Special Issue will focus on papers that demonstrate the ability to deliver absolute reductions in energy and greenhouse gas emissions while considering the wider societal and economic impacts. We would accept a wide range of methodologies including conventional economic approaches but also other approaches that provide new insights into this important question.
Prof. Dr. John Barrett
Manuscript Submission Information
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- low carbon economy
- green growth
- energy/economy relationships
- macro rebound effects
- rapid low carbon transitions
- absolute decoupling