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Energy Transition and Energy Future: Bridging Insights into Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 June 2024 | Viewed by 923

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Interests: heat recovery; air conditioning; ventilation; renewable heat sources; heat pump; cooling
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Department of Infrastructure and Water Management, Rzeszow University of Technology, Al. Powstańców Warszawy 6, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland
Interests: waste heat recovery systems; sewage systems; underground infrastructure; modeling of infrastructure; water management; rainwater harvesting systems; retention
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The Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Rzeszow University of Technology, 35-959 Rzeszow, Poland
Interests: renewable energy sources; ventilation; heat pump; heat recovery; biomass; photovoltaic; solar energy; air pollution; co-combustion
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the ever-evolving landscape of energy transition, envisioning a sustainable energy future requires a comprehensive exploration of renewable energy and its intricate relationship with environmental sustainability. This Special Issue, titled "Energy Transition and Energy Future: Bridging Insights into Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability", aspires to be a catalyst for interdisciplinary dialogue, fostering a deeper understanding of the multifaceted challenges and opportunities in this transformative journey. Modern societies are at the nexus of a profound energy shift, and the role of renewable energy is pivotal in shaping our collective future. This Special Issue aims to bring together researchers, academics, and practitioners to delve into the complexities of this transition, offering a platform for the exchange of innovative ideas, research findings, and collaborative discussions.

Key Themes:

  1. Advancements in Renewable Technologies: Cutting-edge developments in solar, wind, hydropower, and other renewable sources;
  2. Environmental Impacts and Conservation: Assessing and mitigating the environmental impact of energy transition strategies;
  3. Societal Ramifications of Sustainable Energy Practices: Exploring the social and economic implications of adopting sustainable energy practices;
  4. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Energy Research: Bridging insights from diverse fields to address complex energy challenges;
  5. Innovations in Energy Storage: Advances in energy storage technologies to enhance the reliability of renewable sources;
  6. Policy and Regulatory Frameworks: Analyzing the role of government policies in promoting sustainable energy initiatives;
  7. Smart Grids and Energy Distribution: Integrating smart technologies for efficient energy distribution and consumption;
  8. Circular Economy and Energy: Examining the principles of a circular economy in the context of energy production and consumption;
  9. Community Engagement in Renewable Energy: Involving communities in the planning and implementation of renewable energy projects;
  10. Education and Outreach Programs: Strategies for raising awareness and educating the public about renewable energy.

Dr. Sławomir Rabczak
Prof. Dr. Daniel Słyś
Dr. Krzysztof Nowak
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • decarbonization
  • resilient energy systems
  • energy justice
  • grid flexibility
  • renewable integration
  • energy transition planning
  • inclusive sustainability
  • carbon neutrality
  • green technologies
  • ecological footprint

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15 pages, 3515 KiB  
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Evaluating the Efficiency of Surface-Based Air Heating Systems
by Slawomir Rabczak and Krzysztof Nowak
Energies 2024, 17(5), 1252; https://doi.org/10.3390/en17051252 - 6 Mar 2024
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Abstract
This study explores the synergistic potential of integrating forced air heating with flat surface heating, presenting a promising solution for structures with intermittent occupancy or where conventional water-based heating proves impractical. The objective is to enhance thermal comfort and reduce long-term energy consumption. [...] Read more.
This study explores the synergistic potential of integrating forced air heating with flat surface heating, presenting a promising solution for structures with intermittent occupancy or where conventional water-based heating proves impractical. The objective is to enhance thermal comfort and reduce long-term energy consumption. A comprehensive examination of the interaction between heated surfaces and forced air heating reveals that excess energy generated can be redirected for more efficient heat distribution. Various scenarios were tested, indicating that the power necessary for maintaining consistent surface temperature could be significantly reduced. A noteworthy approach involves utilizing heat from pellet smoke to maximize heat recovery efficiency from pellet combustion. This, however, raises issues related to smoke introduction into heated spaces. Despite challenges, this approach provides a means to minimize the delivery of overheated air and accumulate energy within room partitions, thereby enhancing system efficiency. The study concludes that while the stand-alone flat surface heating system is better suited as a supplementary heating source within buildings, it offers a compelling alternative within traditional construction, aligning with historical systems. Full article
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