Special Issue "Advanced Analysis of Energy Systems under Sustainability Aspects"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016).
Interests: data envelopment analysis; energy systems modelling; life cycle assessment; life cycle costing; multi-criteria decision analysis; sustainability assessment
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Interests: life cycle assessment; carbon footprint; fisheries; agriculture; energy systems; roads and transportation; operational research; data envelopment analysis; rainforest deforestation
The performance of the energy sector plays a leading role in economic and social development, as well as in terms of environmental issues. Thus, a suitable performance of this sector is a key factor strongly affecting overall sustainability targets. Current energy policy efforts focus on energy efficiency improvements, greenhouse gas emission reduction, and increased use of renewables without collateral concerns (e.g., avoiding competition with the food sector). Furthermore, key energy-related documents, such as IEA technology roadmaps, SET Plan issues papers and the EC energy roadmap 2050, clearly show the need for developing and applying comprehensive, holistic approaches in order to evaluate and verify the actual sustainability of current and future energy systems. In this respect, this Special Issue deals with novel developments and applications in advanced analysis of energy systems under sustainability aspects. The analytical studies submitted can address energy systems on very different scales, from single energy technologies to the whole energy sector (as well as electricity and transport sub-sectors) for a given region. The studies should cover sustainability aspects either from a multi-dimensional perspective or from the standpoint of separate dimensions (i.e., technical, economic, environmental and/or social aspects). The methodological frameworks of interest include (but are not limited to): Life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, social life cycle assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment, emergy analysis, exergy analysis, and energy planning. The novelty of the methodological solutions developed and/or applied should be clearly stated and discussed, as well as their potential relevance for decision- and policy-makers in the field of energy.
Dr. Diego Iribarren
Dr. Ian Vázquez-Rowe
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- economic analysis
- energy planning
- energy system
- exergy analysis
- life cycle assessment
- policy making
- social indicator