Special Issue "Sustainable Energy & Society"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: economics; energy and society; energy consumtion; environmental science
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Today, the sustainable supply of energy resources is seen, worldwide, as the key determinant of both economic and social development. “Sustainability”, in this particular context, combines two important notions – “stability” [of energy supply] and its friendliness to the natural environment. Societies across the globe are attempting to find, develop, and implement energy solutions that are eco-friendly, economically feasible, and socially tolerable. This has been a challenging task for both policy-makers and researchers. Innovations and R&D are an integral part of this process, which is covering a wide array of research directions: sustainability of logistics and supply; development of new, more efficient technical solutions; adjustment of the already functioning energy systems to the changing political, economic and environmental context; public awareness changes and overall social context as applied to sustainable energy.
In this specific research context, the Special Issue “Sustainable Energy and Society” is collecting texts that cover the following topics: government regulation of changes in energy systems; social and socio-cultural changes due to changes in the national energy systems; growing prosumer attitudes to energy supply and energy use; description of implemented local “green” initiatives; SME interests and participation in the alternative energy development; energy equality and energy justice across the globe and in the context of developing nations especially.
Prof. Dr. Yuriy Bilan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Public discourse in sustainable energy policy
- Changes in the national energy systems
- Social and socio-economic changes caused by the energy transition
- Socio-cultural shift from consumer to prosumer in the energy sector
- Local “green” sustainable initiatives
- SME interests and participation in alternative energy development
- The cultures of energy consumption: national, regional and local levels
- Food wastes management, sustainable approach
- Justice in energy distribution, energy poverty
- Forecasting energy demand trends
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 Impact of Energy Consumption on the Three Pillars of Sustainable Development
Authors: Silviu Nate*; Yuriy Bilan; Danylo Cherevatskyi; Ganna Kharlamova; Oleksandr Lyakh; Agnieszka Wosiak
Affiliation: 1. Department of International Relations, Political Science and Security Studies, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, 550324 Sibiu, Romania; [email protected] (S.N.); 2. Faculty of Management, Rzeszów University of Technology, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland; [email protected] (Y.B.); 3. Institute of Industrial Economics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Maria Kap-nist Street, 2, Kyiv 03057, Ukraine; [email protected] (D.C.); [email protected] (O.L.); 4. Department of Economic Cybernetics, Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine, Vasylkivska street 90-A, Kyiv 03022, [email protected] (G.K.); 5. Institute of Information Technology, Lodz University of Technology, Wólczańska 215, 90-924 Lodz, Poland, [email protected] (A.W.)
Abstract: The paper analyzes the impact of energy consumption on three pillars of sustainable development in 74 countries. Disability-adjusted life year; Ecological Footprint; GDP are indicators were used to characterize the social, ecological, and economical pillars state. The reaction to changes in energy consumption is described by the elasticity of energy density functions, calculated for each of the above-mentioned indicators. The state of the social pillar most dependent on energy consumption. As for the changes in the ecological pillar, a one percent reduction in energy consumption per capita gives only a 0.6% Eco-logical Footprint reduction, which indicates low efficiency of reducing energy consumption policy and its danger for the social pillar. The policy of renewable energy expansion is preferable for all sustainable development pillars.