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Prof. Dr. Kittisak Jermsittiparsert
Faculty of Education, University of City Island, Gazimagusa 99450, Cyprus
Dr. Thanaporn Sriyakul
Faculty of Business Administration, Mahanakorn University of Technology, Bangkok 10530, Thailand

Energy Management and Sustainable Development from Economic, Social and Environmental Aspects

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Dear Colleagues,

“Energy” is undeniably one of the fundamental issues associated with the world’s sustainable development goals that currently receive the highest priorities. “Energy management” has been accepted worldwide as playing a vital role in the promotion of sustainable development. Such conditions as economic growth, social development and conflicts, and deterioration of resources and environment have been explored in view of the world’s energy situation. Efforts to find ways to most efficiently utilize energy and to advance the use of clean and renewable alternative energy, such as solar, wind, hydro, subterranean, oceanic, hydrogen, biomass, and bio energy sources, have increasingly gained traction in the hope that a new knowledge base can be constructed for academic purposes and furthered for engineering and economic applications. This Topic is an opportunity for academics, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to present their findings from empirical research, lessons learned from practice, and opinions formed from thorough analyses of cases in energy management towards sustainable development. The Topic is also designed to cover at least three dimensions of the issue—policies and strategies, business and economics, and technology and industry. Cases from countries and regions all over the world, examples of energy management in the business or economic world, and applications in engineering, such as the case of electric vehicles, are all welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Kittisak Jermsittiparsert
Dr. Thanaporn Sriyakul
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Keywords

  • sustainable energy
  • energy policy
  • energy consumption
  • energy optimization
  • energy markets and prices
  • clean energy
  • renewable energy
  • environmental performance
  • environmental degradation
  • carbon emission

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Energies
energies
3.252 5.0 2008 16.2 Days 2200 CHF Submit
Resources
resources
- 6.4 2012 20.4 Days 1600 CHF Submit
Smart Cities
smartcities
- 5.5 2018 14.9 Days 1200 CHF Submit
Social Sciences
socsci
- 3.4 2012 33.2 Days 1400 CHF Submit
Sustainability
sustainability
3.889 5.0 2009 16.7 Days 2000 CHF Submit

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Finding Global Liquefied Natural Gas Potential Trade Relations Based on Improved Link Prediction
Sustainability 2022, 14(19), 12403; https://doi.org/10.3390/su141912403 - 29 Sep 2022
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Unstable factors such as international relations, geopolitics, and transportation routes make natural gas trade complex and changeable. Diversified and flexible sources of liquefied natural gas (LNG) can guarantee the energy supply security of natural gas-consuming countries. Therefore, it is very important to find [...] Read more.
Unstable factors such as international relations, geopolitics, and transportation routes make natural gas trade complex and changeable. Diversified and flexible sources of liquefied natural gas (LNG) can guarantee the energy supply security of natural gas-consuming countries. Therefore, it is very important to find potential natural gas trade links to help the government find potential partners and prepare strategically in advance. In this paper, the global LNG network is taken as the research object. In order to fully consider the importance of nodes and the influence of economic and political factors, the “centrality degree” and “node attraction degree” are added into the link prediction algorithm, and multifactor coupling is carried out. The reliability of the improved algorithm is verified using the area under the curve (AUC) evaluation index, and the prediction results are analyzed. The results are as follows: Trinidad, Russia, Algeria, Nigeria, Angola, and Equatorial Guinea (Eq. Guinea) are more likely to establish new LNG trading relationships with other countries. For all potential trade relationships, potential relations involving the above countries are more likely to be realized within 5 years, while potential relations involving China, India, Japan, and South Korea are more likely to be realized within 2 years. China, India, and South Korea are more likely to import LNG from Algeria, and Taiwan Province is more likely to import LNG from Algeria, Angola, Eq. Guinea, and America. On the basis of the above study, states and governments can give priority to the above countries and regions when dealing with the possible LNG supply crisis. Full article
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Expert and Diffuse Design of a Sustainable Circular Economy in Two German Circular Roadmap Projects
Soc. Sci. 2022, 11(9), 408; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci11090408 - 06 Sep 2022
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According to sustainability transitions theory, socio-technical change requires a convergence of politics, social change, technology, and niche innovations. Recently, a circular economy has been proposed as the engine of such change in the EU New Green Deal and Germany. Mainstream circular economy emphasizes [...] Read more.
According to sustainability transitions theory, socio-technical change requires a convergence of politics, social change, technology, and niche innovations. Recently, a circular economy has been proposed as the engine of such change in the EU New Green Deal and Germany. Mainstream circular economy emphasizes the closing of material loops as the way to ensure green growth, and there is a key role for design to achieve such change. According to reports, however, the global appetite for a circular economy remains limited and critics have pointed to several contradictions between the rhetoric and reality of the circular economy and sustainable development. In addition, current formulations of circular economy misrepresent the plurality of discourses for a sustainable circular economy and the role of expert and diffuse circular design. In this study, we employ the recently articulated ten principles for a sustainable circular economy and society to analyze two contrasting circular roadmap projects in Germany, which reflect two contrasting technical and reformist circular discourses, and understandings of the role of design. We find that there are narrow and broad interpretations of design inherent in these circular policies as well as the exemplification of the difference between a technical circular economy and reformist circular society discourses. The practical applied value of this analysis is that the framework can be employed to analyze other policies. Full article
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A Comprehensive Performance Evaluation of Chinese Energy Supply Chain under “Double-Carbon” Goals Based on AHP and Three-Stage DEA
Sustainability 2022, 14(16), 10149; https://doi.org/10.3390/su141610149 - 16 Aug 2022
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In 2020, China put forward the goals of “peak carbon dioxide emissions” and “carbon neutrality” (“double-carbon”) and it is urgent for the energy industry to achieve green transformation. Aiming at the rigid requirements of the carbon-peaking and carbon-neutrality goals (“double-carbon”), this study established [...] Read more.
In 2020, China put forward the goals of “peak carbon dioxide emissions” and “carbon neutrality” (“double-carbon”) and it is urgent for the energy industry to achieve green transformation. Aiming at the rigid requirements of the carbon-peaking and carbon-neutrality goals (“double-carbon”), this study established a performance evaluation index system for an energy supply chain of a four-tier structure based on the “double-carbon” goals, calculating its weight by the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). On this basis, a three-stage data envelopment analysis (DEA) evaluation model was established to evaluate the performance of the energy supply chain in 2010–2019. According to the three-stage DEA evaluation mode, the initial input–output efficiency value of the energy supply chain was calculated by the DEA-BCC (extended by Banker, Charnes and Cooper) model and DEA-CCR (proposed by Charnes, Cooper and Rhodes) model and the influence of environmental noise was eliminated by stochastic frontier analysis (SFA) regression; we then obtained the adjusted efficiency value for the energy supply chain. At the same time, taking 2015 as the dividing point, the advantages and disadvantages between the traditional energy supply chain and new energy supply chain were analyzed and summarized. Further analysis and suggestions are provided to consumers, enterprises and countries from four aspects: energy supply, energy production and processing, energy transmission and distribution and energy consumption. Full article
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Spatiotemporal Coupling Effect of Regional Economic Development and De-Carbonisation of Energy Use in China: Empirical Analysis Based on Panel and Spatial Durbin Models
Sustainability 2022, 14(16), 10104; https://doi.org/10.3390/su141610104 - 15 Aug 2022
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The synergistic development of economic construction and low-carbon transformation of energy systems must be promoted for building a green, low-carbon, and cyclic economic system and achieving the “double carbon” goal in China. Based on the panel data of 30 provincial-level administrative regions in [...] Read more.
The synergistic development of economic construction and low-carbon transformation of energy systems must be promoted for building a green, low-carbon, and cyclic economic system and achieving the “double carbon” goal in China. Based on the panel data of 30 provincial-level administrative regions in China from 2015 to 2019, the global entropy method, coupling coordination degree model, and spatial statistical analysis methods are applied to analyse the factors affecting the coupling effect. The coordination degree increased in the study period, with Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang being the regions with the highest values. The spatial distribution of the coupling coordination degree is strongly positively correlated with the eastern provincial-level administrative regions located in the high–high concentration area of the Moran scatterplot and western provincial-level administrative regions concentrated in the low–low concentration area. The spatial association pattern is stable in the study period, with only two provinces exhibiting a transition: Shandong province made the transition to high–high agglomeration areas, and Liaoning province made the transition to low–low agglomeration areas. The level of regional economy, urbanization process, energy consumption structure, and level of investment in science and innovation enhance the coupling coordination degree, whereas the industrial structure deteriorates this degree. Full article
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