Special Issue "Energy for the Future: Participatory and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Post-carbon Cities and Societies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 22176
Interests: environmental and energy economics; investment decisions under uncertainty and dynamic stochastic optimization; regulation and management of public utilities; public procurement and efficient auction mechanisms; public policy valuations and multicriteria decision aiding
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In recent years, the EU established important climate policy objectives to be reached by Member states to decarbonize its economy and foster a clean energy transition. Cost-effective solutions are needed in all sectors, to reduce fuel poverty, increase security of energy supplies, reduce dependence on energy imports, favor economic growth and job creation, and generate environmental and health benefits. In line with the 7th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 7) on affordable and clean energy, the EU Directive 2018/2001/EU promoted the use of energy from renewable sources and the creation of energy communities to foster the transition from a fossil-based to a zero-carbon energy sector and post-carbon and sustainable cities and societies. To reach this challenging objective, governance and regulatory frameworks should favor a decentralized and proactive citizen-oriented organization of the energy sector and society as a whole. A strong effort is required to forge new paradigms of urban development and innovative partnerships to ensure that benefits are inclusive and fully shared. The Special Issue will investigate potential technical, economic, and social benefits, and related policy and regulatory implications, of this transition. Relevant areas include, but are not limited to the following:
- Energy markets
- Energy efficiency and energy security
- Renewable energy sources
- Energy communities
- Urban planning
- Building design and architecture
- Urban governance
- Impact investing and corporate social responsibility
- Public policy
Manuscript Submission Information
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- energy transition
- multidisciplinary and participatory approaches
- urban development
- affordable and clean energy