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Accelerating the Digital Economy, Energy Consumption through Blockchain Technology, and Sustainable Development: 2nd Edition

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "C: Energy Economics and Policy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 May 2024 | Viewed by 206

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School of Management, Zhejiang Shuren University, Hangzhou, China
Interests: environment; green management; carbon emission; CSR; green economy; sustainable development; ICT
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School of Business, Hunan University of Humanities, Science and Technology, Fuxin, China
Interests: carbon dioxide; digital economy; circular economy; green finance; sustainability; blockchain technology; sustainable development
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Faculty of Industrial Design and Business Management, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, 700050 Iasi, Romania
Interests: fuzzy logic; management; sustainability

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Dear Colleagues,

The Guest Editor invites submissions for a Special Issue of the journal Energies on the subject of “Accelerating the Digital Economy, Energy Consumption through Blockchain Technology, and Sustainable Development”. The rapid espousal and quickening behaviour of the global economy and social dynamics toward digitalization is just because of digital technologies that transform the way we access and process information, impacting and utilizing operational databases. These dramatic technological and social changes also have important environmental and energy implications. The computation systems can learn and improve their performance innovatively and quickly in the next technology era. As the scope, complexity, and applications of these self-teaching machine/technological intelligence systems are going to expand. They will increasingly influence how we manage energy and the environment. This initiative seeks to leverage academic research across various disciplines to guide several high-priority research areas at the intersection of energy, environment, and the digital economy.

This issue aims to analyze energy, environmental implications, and digital economic performances of worldwide point-focus divergent systems for a residential and an institutional user when its installation site varies. As we observed, the concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems are a promising technology to obtain clean energy. In contrast, blockchain technology is generally known as overflowed energy with unsustainable environmental conditions. However, these systems are not equally convenient worldwide due to different climatic, economic, and technical development conditions. The rapid adoption and acceleration of digital technologies transform the way we access and process information, affecting the global economy and our social dynamics. These dramatic technological and social changes also significantly influenced environmental sustainability and energy implications. In addition to producing new research and ideas, we also aim to be a reference source for scholars and practitioners at the intersection of energy, the environment, and the digital economy.

All possible sections/categories of this issue are listed below:

  • energy conversion systems, power generation, transmission, and use of them in the digital economy
  • prevalence, scope, and environmental-related issues for digital sharing platforms (GHG accounting for emerging transportation services, food sharing applications, and ride sourcing drivers’ perception about electric vehicles)
  • technical development, environmental sustainability, economic growth and restructure of policies
  • pollution control, energy efficiency, and climatic behaviour
  • clean energy and digital economic development with sustainable system engineering
  • emerging energy issue, energy economics, structural strategies to maintain the problematic environmental issue

Dr. Larisa Ivascu
Dr. Muddassar Sarfraz
Dr. Muhammad Mohsin
Dr. Marius Pîslaru
Guest Editors

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  • digital economy
  • energy consumption
  • blockchain technology
  • sustainable development
  • triple bottom-line technological and social changes
  • energy utilization

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