Special Issue "Smart Energy Regions—Drivers and Barriers to the Implementation of Low Carbon Technologies at a Regional Scale"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016)
Dr. Derek Sinnott
Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford Ireland
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Interests: Energy Efficiency and Management (M&T, M&V); Building Airtightness; Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ); retrofitting existing buildings; Smart Energy Technologies and Large Scale Implementation; Clean Energy Technologies including Solar Thermal & PV, Biomass and Wind
There are a broad range of drivers and barriers involved in the implementation of innovative low carbon technologies at a regional scale. These include policy, supply chains, skills and training, and cost and value. To achieve the national and international target carbon emission reductions set by governments, the barriers need to be removed and the drivers need to be stimulated at a regional scale. This action requires the input from different sectors including the construction industry, government and research to allow informed decisions using both a top–down and bottom–up approach to make the zero carbon transition from policy to practice. Papers selected for this special issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications associated with smart energy regions.
Dr. Joanne Patterson
Manuscript Submission Information
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- low carbon technologies
- supply chains