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Renewable Energy and Energy Sustainability for a Clean Environment: Integrating across Industries

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 January 2024) | Viewed by 567

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Centre for Sustainable Business, International Business University, Toronto, Canada
Interests: renewable and sustainable energy; sustainable finance and investment; policy for global sustainability

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School of Professional Education and Executive Development, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Interests: energy policy; energy market; electric vehicles; sustainable development; green finance

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Division of Business and Hospitality Management, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: cruise ships; ferries; impacts of climate change; shipping education and training; transport history; sustainability issues; resilient supply chain management; health logistics; human remains and regional development
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College of Automation & College of Artificial Intelligence, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunication, Nanjing, China
Interests: renewable energies; power system; micro-grid; electric vehicles; carbon trading; artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to announce a new Special Issue of the journal Sustainability titled “Renewable Energy and Energy Sustainability for a Clean Environment: Integrating across Industries”.

In the past few decades, numerous OECD countries have experienced a significant increase in energy demand. In the meantime, greenhouse gas emissions are rising, inducing a rise in meteorological catastrophic disaster incidents in different parts of the world. Going back to renewable energy to mitigate climate change is an optimal solution that requires to be sustainable so as to satisfy the energy demand of the next generations. In this context, the renewable energy industry is instrumental for the world in its sustainability transition into a low-carbon or green economy to reduce the ongoing reliance on fossil fuels by various industrial sectors, including transport, building, manufacturing, and IT infrastructures. Energy security and environmental protection issues are expected to drive the demand for renewable energy in the future. The renewable energy industry is a strategic emerging industry that upholds sustainable economic development with growth potential. In the future, it will stimulate the world economy into its phase of an economic growth cycle. The advancement of renewable energy technologies can accelerate the development of technological innovation and modern industrialization 4.0 with a sustainability edge through integration with pertinent industries. The development of renewable energy and energy sustainability requires continuous innovation, which will further promote technological progress, contributing to the development of ecosystems for the industries under sustainability transformation.

This Special Issue aims to present cutting-edge research findings and technological innovations in dealing with the challenges and opportunities of advancing renewable energies and energy sustainability through integrating applications across industries. Original research articles and review papers are welcome for the following areas and related topics relating to innovative applications of renewable and sustainable energies.

  1. Emerging technologies for wind power and wind turbines;
  2. Emerging technologies for solar energy and PV panels;
  3. Other sources of renewable energies;
  4. Electric vehicles and charging facilities;
  5. Smart power grid and micro-grid;
  6. Improving energy efficiency;
  7. Smart city;
  8. Smart transportation;
  9. Green building;
  10. Sustainable aviation fuel;
  11. Green and sustainable finance;
  12. Policy or renewable and sustainable energies;
  13. Energy market and carbon trading/carbon tax;
  14. AI applications for renewable and sustainable energy;
  15. Recycling technologies for renewable and sustainable energy modules;
  16. New business models for renewable and sustainable energy;
  17. Climate change mitigation;
  18. Carbon footprint;
  19. Bio-energy.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Artie W. Ng
Dr. Yang Andrew Wu
Dr. Yui-yip Lau
Dr. Juai Wu
Guest Editors

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  • sustainable development
  • renewable energies
  • electric vehicles
  • smart city
  • green transport
  • green finance
  • energy policy
  • clean environment
  • energy sustainability

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