Special Issue "Economic Evaluation of Renewable Energy Sources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: Economic evaluation of biomass for energy use, economics of solar energy, complex energy systems, energy plants and plantations, feasibility of renewable energy plants, investment analysis
Interests: Economic evaluation of renewable energies, energy plants and plantations, social and marketing aspects of renewable energy, statistical and econometric analysis of renewable energy sources
Worldwide, a siginificant part of the biomass has been converted into heat energy, electricity, or transport fuel. The importance of other renewables is also increasing and economic feasibility can be regarded a determinant factor. In general, it can be stated that the long-term spread of renewable energy is only expected if the product is worthwhile to produce, market and use. In the case of any losses suffered by any actor in the market, in the absence of subsidies the vertical relationship is interrupted, and so the interest of all actors must be ensured. A subsidy is justified by the macroeconomic benefits of the public finances (environmental protection, import substitution, employment). In addition, renewables should be cheaper and more accessible than competing fossil energy sources, and should also ensure that the investment needed to operate is recovered within a reasonable period of time.
This special issue will particularly focus on the economic benefits of renewable and sustainable energy, which may include:
- Biomass energy (combustion, densification, biogas, transport fuels)
- Solar, geothermal, hydraulic, ocean, wind energy
- Energy plants, plantations, varieties, energy use of organic wastes and by-products
- Energy efficiency
- Complex energy systems, local self-sufficiency in energy supply
- Case studies, investment analysis
- Economic effects of energy policy and of environmental effects
Although the special issue welcomes papers especially on the economic side of any renewable energy systems, any related topics with economic evaluation are also encouraged, provided that they are within the context of the special issue. Theoretical and empirical studies are both welcome, if they include economic models, or economic analysis.
We would like to encourage researchers to publish their original experimental and theoretical results in our special issue, in any renewable energy topic with economic background.
Prof. Dr. Attila Bai
Prof. Dr. Péter Balogh
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- Economic modelling
- Renewable technologies
- Energy systems