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Special Issue "International Perspectives on Sustainable Energy Transition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: human–natural system analysis; energy sustainability and policy; industrial ecology
Interests: interventions for sustainable mobility behavior; consumer behavior and sustainability transformation
Interests: energy geography; energy system governance; low carbon development
Interests: low carbon development; life cycle assessment; energy sustainability and evaluation
As an essential factor for sustainable development, energy plays a vital role in modern lifestyles in any country, therefore to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” has been identified as Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Meanwhile, given the fact that two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions come from energy sectors, a low-carbon oriented energy transition is the core for meeting the central goal of the Paris Agreement, which aims to keep the average global temperature rise well below two degrees Celsius and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees.
Many countries around the world are embarking on transitions to sustainable energy systems. For example, both in China and Germany, energy transition towards a sustainable future has become a long-term national strategy. In fact, energy transition is a massive work that, not only depends on local activities, but also needs tight international cooperation. Furthermore, to make the energy transition a success story, more efforts should be made, for instance, to gain a deeper understanding of the complex networked energy system in all sectors (electricity, transportation, heat) and related fields, or to show options for action on how the components of the future energy system can be systematically integrated taking into account the energy policy objectives and boundary conditions as precisely as possible.
This Special Issue aims to fill in such a gap, by encouraging submissions that fit the abovementioned directions in research and practices. Recommended topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- energy transition in economic sectors (particularly in heating, power, transport, and industrial sectors)
- energy transition from social and environmental perspective
- consumer and public behavior in the energy transition process
- innovation on energy policy packages
- international comparative studies
- indicators in energy system
- new methods and modelling
Please do not hesitate to contact one of us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your submission. You are welcome to send us an abstract of your paper by 30 April 2018 before submitting the full manuscript.
All submitted manuscripts that are considered for publication in the Special Issue by the Guest Editors will undergo blind peer-review by external reviewers.Dr. Bing Xue
Dr. Sophia Becker
Prof. Dr. Guotian Cai
Prof. Dr. Beijia Huang
Prof. Dr. Wanxia Ren
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 1800 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.
- Energy transition
- System integration
- Energy governance
- Low Carbon
- Energy behavior