Special Issue "Energy Economics and Sustainability"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: agricultural and seafood markets; oil market; natural gas market; coal market; energy transition; energy security; environmental Kuznets curve; time series analysis
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The global use of energy is likely to continue increasing, and this pressure on the climate change is wreaking havoc on the natural environment. To reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the energy sector, it is crucial to have an energy policy that helps reduce anthropogenic emissions related to energy use. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), as of 2016, there are still 1.1. billion people (14% of global population) on our planet without access to electricity and it is becoming more strenuous to mitigate GHG emissions due to growing global energy use.
Hence, it is crucial for every country to promote energy efficient technologies and promote cleaner energy sources. Economics is a powerful and robust tool for analysing how policies can change human and institutional behavior to adopt such efficient technologies and cleaner energy sources to achieve sustainable energy use. In this Special Issue, the energy use is sustainable when access to energy is secured for all people while the way the energy is supplied mitigates the effects of energy use on the environment. This Special Issue is hoping to gather various studies using economics to analyze conditions to achieve such sustainable energy use and investigating an effective energy policy to achieve this goal. Papers focusing on this issue at local/national, regional or global levels are all welcomed.
The Special Issue also welcomes submissions on diverse topics relevant to below using economic and econometric methods, but not limited to these areas:
- Transition from fossil fuel energy to renewable energy.
- Fossil fuel energy and GHG
- Sustainability and unconventional oil and gas supply.
- Innovations in energy efficiency: smart technologies, electric vehicles, high-efficiency coal and natural gas fired power plants, and so on.
- Decarbonization and energy security.
- Nuclear power and energy security.
- Sustainable energy policy in the developing countries.
Dr. Kentaka Aruga
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable energy use
- energy transition
- fossil fuels and emissions
- unconventional oil and gas
- energy efficiency
- renewable energy and policy
- smart meter
- transportation and emissions
- electric vehicle
- energy security