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Multidimensionality of Energy Transformation and Climate Neutrality

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2023) | Viewed by 1038

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Interests: renewable energy sources; low-carbon development; green economy; energy; emission; renewable energy sources; sustainability; sustainable economic development
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Interests: sustainable economic development; green economy; renewable energy sources; sustainability; low-carbon agriculture
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on matters concerning energy transformation and the path to climate neutrality, paying particular attention to economic as well as social issues. Reducing the use of conventional, high-carbon energy sources is a global process; however, these take place at different rates in different regions of the world. An important energy transformation element is, above all, the increase in the share of renewable energy sources in the energy mix, with related issues being multidimensional. On the one hand, the dominant category covered is technology-related issues, including their environmental impact. On the other hand, issues related to the economic sphere are also important, covering not only the varied pace of changes, but also the issues of their impact on the socioeconomic environment. The term multidimensionality covers, inter alia, restructuring processes in mining regions, investments in energy infrastructure, etc. An important holistic view component of the studied issues is also social aspects, including the impact on the broad understanding of quality of life. Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Research on the development and progress in the area of ​​low-carbon development in various regions of the world;
  • The identification and analysis of factors influencing investment decisions in the field of energy transformation;
  • Changing patterns of energy consumption in connection with the energy transition;
  • The analysis of the links between the energy transformation and the competitiveness of the economy;
  • Energy transformation in the transport sector;
  • The analysis of renewable energy development opportunities in urbanized and rural areas;
  • The importance of energy storage and energy cooperatives in trying to achieve climate neutrality.

Prof. Dr. Maciej Dzikuć
Prof. Dr. Arkadiusz Piwowar
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  • renewable energy sources
  • energy transformation
  • climate neutrality
  • circular economy
  • low-carbon development
  • climate change
  • environmental economics
  • low-carbon agriculture
  • energy storage
  • low-carbon transport
  • energy conservation

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Analysis of Using Hybrid 1 MWp PV-Farm with Energy Storage in Poland
by Klaudia Ross, Dominika Matuszewska and Piotr Olczak
Energies 2023, 16(22), 7654; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16227654 - 19 Nov 2023
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The 21st century brings new challenges related to the rapid development of renewable energy sources. Increasingly ambitious climate targets adopted at the European and global level are stimulating an increase in the share of photovoltaic sources in electricity generation. Unfortunately, the intermittent supply [...] Read more.
The 21st century brings new challenges related to the rapid development of renewable energy sources. Increasingly ambitious climate targets adopted at the European and global level are stimulating an increase in the share of photovoltaic sources in electricity generation. Unfortunately, the intermittent supply of electricity with solar panels makes this energy much more difficult to use. The production of electricity only during the sunny period forces the need to collect it during the day and then use it at night or during unfavorable weather conditions. Therefore, energy storage facilities are important when producing energy from renewable sources. Their installation increases the flexibility of transmission systems and creates opportunities for stable operation with a large share of renewable energy sources. This article offers an economic evaluation of the use of energy storage for a photovoltaic farm under the conditions of using the prices of the Polish Power Exchange. The period from June 2020 to May 2023 was analyzed. The results in terms of productivity of PV installations from the village of Łęki and prices from the Commodity Energy Exchange in the same period were used. Analyzing the results, it can be seen that energy storage brings additional revenue, especially during periods with large spreads in the value of electricity prices. The use of energy storage also allows for more efficient use of energy from photovoltaic panels. The value of additional revenue from energy storage was particularly evident in 2022, when energy prices peaked. Full article
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