Special Issue "Advances in Clean and Sustainable Energy Research"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Marc Alier
Guest Editor
Institut de Ciències de l’Educació, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: sustainability; education; ethics; privacy; open-source; information systems; guitar building; podcasting
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Prof. Dr. Mohan Lal Kolhe
Guest Editor
Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, PO Box 422, NO: 4604, Kristiansand, Norway
Interests: clean energy technologies; renewable energy systems; sustainable energy management; energy economics; techno-economic operation of energy systems; renewable energy technologies integration; smart grid; Micro grid; combined heat and power system; energy efficiency
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Our society needs energy to function and progress properly. This energy needs to be clean and sustainable: clean because we are in the midst of a climatic emergency caused by emissions produced by human activity, and hence, it is imperative to transform the production, storage, and delivery of energy to clean technologies; and sustainable because any practice meant to run indefinitely has to be sustainable by its mere definition.

This Special Issue aims to gather contributions in the fields of advances in clean energy research, energy economics, and energy policy to share up-to-date research results. 

Topics of interest for submission include but are not limited to:

  • Wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energies;
  • Ocean energy harvesting;
  • Energy efficiency in buildings and appliances;
  • Smart grids and microgrids for green electricity;
  • CO2 capture and storage;
  • Fossil-fuel power stations with CO2 sequestration;
  • Underground and gas network storages;
  • Future high-capacity energy storages;
  • Future battery technologies;
  • Power-to-gas/gas-to-power solutions;
  • Green fuel/energy for mobility;
  • Efficient long-distance transmission in supergrids;
  • Efficient AC/DC/AC energy conversion;
  • Sector coupling for energy creation and storage;
  • Sector coupling at the consumer side;
  • Coupling conventional with green power stations;
  • Measuring and filtering harmonic oscillations in smart grids;
  • Network stability before/after energy transition;
  • Critical smart-grid states and counter measures.

Assoc. Pro Marc Alier
Prof. Mohan Lal Kolhe
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Renewable energy
  • Technoeconomics of a sustainable energy system
  • Renewable energy project management
  • Financial analysis of renewable energy projects
  • Microgrid
  • Sustainable transport including electric vehicles and fuel cell technologies
  • Technoeconomic energy management of clean energy systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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