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Special Issue "Green Energy, Energy Innovation and Environmental Economics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 4752

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Dr. Dervis Kirikkaleli
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1. Department of Banking and Finance, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Science, European University of Lefke, Lefke Northern Cyprus, TR-10 Mersin, Turkey
2. Faculty of Business and Economics, Girne American University, Karaman 99320, Cyprus
Interests: environmental economics; macroeconomics
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Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue of Sustainability, entitled “Green Energy, Energy Innovation, and Environmental Economics”, invites you to submit your works for open access publication (indexed by SSCI and Scopus). The world is becoming more intensely aware of the critical issues arising from human use of its energy. Energy is a vital commodity that sustains human lives, as well as economic processes. Simultaneously, it is widely accepted that energy use contributes to various environmental challenges, including climate change, fossil fuel resource depletion, and air pollution. Nowadays, energy- and environment-related issues are significant issues that must be considered seriously as a policy and in order to achieve energy and environmental sustainability globally, especially in whole emerging markets. Moreover, both the theoretical and the empirical evidence on the effects of green energy and energy innovation on macroeconomic dynamics are limited. This Special Issue will explore studies concerning the development, assessment, and management of energy and environmental issues. The Special Issue welcomes both qualitative and quantitative studies, as well as empirical and theoretical contributions. Topics of interest for publication include but are not limited to:

  • Green energy and environmental sustainability;
  • Green energy and macroeconomics;
  • Green energy and carbon emissions;
  • Green energy and energy prices;
  • Green energy and public health;
  • Energy innovation and economic growth;
  • Energy innovation and carbon emissions;
  • Energy innovation and smart communities and cities;
  • Renewable energy consumption;
  • Cost and benefit of renewable energy consumption;
  • Management of green energy;
  • Technological innovation and energy;
  • Trade and energy innovation.

Dr. Dervis Kirikkaleli
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • energy consumption
  • energy innovation
  • green energy
  • sustainability
  • economic growth
  • renewable energy
  • innovation
  • environmental economics

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Green Technology Innovation, Globalization, and CO2 Emissions: Recent Insights from the OBOR Economies
Sustainability 2022, 14(1), 236; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010236 - 27 Dec 2021
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This study explores the connection between technological innovation, globalization, and CO2 emissions by controlling the critical influence of information and communication technology (ICT) and economic growth in a panel of One Belt One Road (OBOR) countries from 1991 to 2019, utilizing advanced [...] Read more.
This study explores the connection between technological innovation, globalization, and CO2 emissions by controlling the critical influence of information and communication technology (ICT) and economic growth in a panel of One Belt One Road (OBOR) countries from 1991 to 2019, utilizing advanced and robust econometric strategies (second generation). In addition, this study also uses an interaction variable (TI*GLOB) to check the interaction role of technological innovation on the linkage between globalization and CO2 emission, besides their direct effect on CO2 emissions in OBOR countries. The outcomes revealed that the linkage between technological innovation and CO2 emissions is negative, and statically significant in all the regions (e.g., OBOR, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, MENA, Europe, and Central Asia). Moreover, the results of globalization show a significant positive relationship with CO2 emissions in OBOR and South Asia region. Nevertheless, it significantly negatively affects environmental pollution in East and Southeast Asia, MENA, Europe, and Central Asia. The results of TI*GLOB indicate that, for the OBOR sample, East and Southeast Asia, and Central Asia, the moderation effects of technological innovation with globalization are significantly negatively associated with CO2 emissions. However, in MENA and Europe, the interaction effect is a significant positive. The coefficient of ICT for OBOR, Europe, and Central Asia are positive and statistically significant; however, for East, Southeast Asia, and MENA regions, these results are statistically negative. Furthermore, the findings are robust, according to various robustness checks that we have performed for checking the reliability of our main findings. The study establishes numerous polities and makes various recommendations, in light of relevant conclusions. Full article
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The Impact of Public-Private Partnership Investment in Energy and Technological Innovation on Ecological Footprint: The Case of Pakistan
Sustainability 2021, 13(18), 10085; https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810085 - 09 Sep 2021
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This novel research looked into the role of public-private partnership investment in energy in affecting Pakistan’s long-term environmental sustainability. Employing time series data from 1992 to 2018 and utilizing the autoregressive distributive lag model (ARDL) model, we found a long-term equilibrium association of [...] Read more.
This novel research looked into the role of public-private partnership investment in energy in affecting Pakistan’s long-term environmental sustainability. Employing time series data from 1992 to 2018 and utilizing the autoregressive distributive lag model (ARDL) model, we found a long-term equilibrium association of ecological footprint with public-private partnership investment in energy, technological innovation, economic growth, and trade openness. Our outcomes showed a significant positive association between public-private partnership investment in energy and ecological footprint in the long-run and the short-run, specifying that the increase in public-private partnership investment in energy affects the environmental sustainability of Pakistan. Similarly, our study confirmed that technological innovation, economic growth, and trade openness increase the ecological footprint in Pakistan. It demonstrates that these factors are unfavorable to the sustainable environment in Pakistan. Furthermore, robustness check findings are analogous to the results of ARDL estimates, utilizing dynamic ordinary least squares and fully modified ordinary least squares. On the basis of the research conclusions, a multi-pronged sustainable development goal (SDG) model was proposed that addresses SDG 8 and SDG 13 while incorporating SDG 17 as a medium. Full article
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On the Relation between Green Entrepreneurship Intention and Behavior
Sustainability 2021, 13(13), 7474; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137474 - 05 Jul 2021
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This study investigated the relationship between green entrepreneurship intention (GEI) and green entrepreneurship behavior (GEB). The study explored how university education support and green consumption commitment (GCC) moderate the relationship between green entrepreneurship intention and the GEB of university students in Ghana. The [...] Read more.
This study investigated the relationship between green entrepreneurship intention (GEI) and green entrepreneurship behavior (GEB). The study explored how university education support and green consumption commitment (GCC) moderate the relationship between green entrepreneurship intention and the GEB of university students in Ghana. The researcher used a quantitative approach. A total of 420 responses from the university campuses in Ghana were acquired through a purposive sampling method. A structural equation model was established with the help of AMOS 18. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to assess the goodness of fit of the hypothesized model, the construct validity was evaluated, and the model had an acceptable fit. The results indicated that GEI positively influenced GEB. High university education support yielded a more substantial effect. This finding supports the notion that UES and GCC moderate the relationship between GEI and GEB. The research was limited to a survey questionnaire. The researcher acknowledges that the research was carried out in Ghana, and for generalization purposes it is recommended that the pool of university students surveyed should be extended to cover more countries in Africa, or a comparative study should be conducted that includes Ghana and some European countries. Full article
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