Special Issue "Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
Dr. Adolf Acquaye
Reader in Sustainability, Kent Business School, University of Kent, UK
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Interests: renewable energy; climate change policies; mitigation and adaptation; energy efficiency; policy and economics; triple bottom line sustainability modelling including carbon accounting; input-output analysis and LCA; green supply chain management
Renewable energy systems (RES) will play a decisive role on the path towards meeting the energy demands of a growing global population and the economic needs of countries at all stages of development if these goals are to be achieved in a climate-friendly environment. Indeed, given contemporary climate change challenges, RES has a dual role to play in both mitigation and adaptation efforts. The search for sustainable energy will therefore continue to dominate the twenty-first century research, business and policy.
Deployment of increasingly renewables energy options continues to expand rapidly with electricity generation from RES currently accounting for half of additional global energy generation (International Energy Agency 2015). This is buoyed by declining costs and, in some cases, by dedicated policy initiatives and/or subsidies. Despite these, present and future advancements in RES present uncertainties in terms of technical, policy and various triple bottom line sustainability dimensions.
This Special Issue, therefore, seeks to contribute to the Renewable Energy agenda through enhanced scientific and multi-disciplinary knowledge to improve performance and deployment by bringing some focus on the shifting energy landscape in order to meet technical, socio-economic and environmental goals as well as for energy security. We therefore invite papers on innovative technical developments, reviews, case studies, analytical, as well as assessment, papers from different disciplines, which are relevant to sustainable and renewable energy systems.
Dr. Adolf Acquaye
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- deployment of RES
- next generation renewable energy technologies
- renewable energy markets and financing
- economics of RES
- sustainability indicators for RES
- renewable energy for sustainable development
- renewable energy and climate policies
- integration into present and future energy systems