Special Issue "Sustainability Indicators for Renewable Energy Transition"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2018)
Dr. George Xydis
Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH/AU Herning), Aarhus University, Engineering & Technology Research Group–EngTech, Center for Energy Technologies–CET, Birk Centerpark 15, 7400 Herning, Denmark
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Interests: energy planning and resources optimization; wind resource assessment; exergy analysis; energy demand
Sustainable urban development is of great importance. Cities consume 75 percent of natural resources globally (materials, energy, water), produce 50 percent of global waste, and generate 60–80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. European cities can improve their resilience and meet decarbonization targets by: (i) increasing the rate of retrofitting buildings to improve energy efficiency; (ii) enabling building and district scale renewable energy production; (iii) developing and restoring nature-based urban infrastructure; and (iv) delivering a shift towards clean mobility-as-a-service. However, global spending on basic infrastructure—transport, power, water and communications—faces a financing gap of $1 trillion annually (the global spend ought to be $3.7 trillion, whereas it is currently $2.7 trillion). Realizing these ambitions will, therefore, demand trillions of investments, as well as innovation in systemic thinking, governance and financing. This requirement for transformative change presents a significant opportunity for innovative and sustainable markets to emerge.
Dr. George Xydis
Dr. Evanthia Nanaki
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- sustainable transportation systems
- renewable energy based transformative change
- electric vehicles
- energy resources optimization