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Policies and Strategies for Clean Energy Transition

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 (10 December 2022) | Viewed by 11621

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Renewable Energy Research Department, Niroo Research Institute (NRI), Tehran, Iran
Interests: energy policy; sustaunable energy carriers; environmental impacts of energy; polygeneration and polystorage; energy management

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Renewable Energy Research Department, Niroo Research Institute (NRI), Tehran, Iran
Interests: energy policy; energy geooeconomics; renewable energy carriers; heat pumps; thermal desalination; cogeneration

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Dear Colleagues,

Clean Energy Transition has become one of the most significant subjects of research in recent years as a result of rising global energy consumption, economic growth, and climate change caused by anthropogenic activities. As such, policies and strategies towards clean energy transition must be developed and implemented in order for countries around the world to attain a sustainable (resource-efficient and low-carbon) economy. This Special Issue on “Policies and Strategies for Clean Energy Transition” seeks high-quality works focusing on the latest relevant studies. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Formulation and analysis of policies to promote renewable energy in various developed and developing countries;
  • Policy formulation and analysis to advance energy efficiency in different developed and developing countries;
  • Allocation of GHG mitigation share for different sectors of economy in order to achieve NDC of different countries;
  • Pathway design for developing national policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Evaluating the role of renewable energy (hydrogen) carriers for decarbonisation of the economy. Geopolitics of energy transition to low carbon economy.

Dr. Tohid Borhani
Dr. Morteza Hosseinpour
Dr. Mohsen Salimi
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Keywords

  • Energy Transition
  • Energy Policy
  • Decarbonisation
  • Renewable
  • Energy Carriers

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What China’s Environmental Policy Means for PV Solar, Electric Vehicles, and Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies
by Hamid M. Pouran, Seyed M. Karimi, Mariana Padilha Campos Lopes and Yong Sheng
Energies 2022, 15(23), 9037; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15239037 - 29 Nov 2022
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This perspective paper elaborates on how the burden of environmental issues on public health and the economy led China’s government to declare its revised environmental policies or “war on pollution”. It explains the importance of photovoltaic solar (PV), electric vehicles (EV), and carbon [...] Read more.
This perspective paper elaborates on how the burden of environmental issues on public health and the economy led China’s government to declare its revised environmental policies or “war on pollution”. It explains the importance of photovoltaic solar (PV), electric vehicles (EV), and carbon capture and storage (CCS) in helping China to mitigate its environmental concerns while maintaining economic growth. China already leads PV solar and EV manufacturing; however, it has not made a tangible contribution to CCS technology yet. On the other hand, CCS is far behind its envisaged role in contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and supporting countries to meet their net carbon zero targets. China’s existing coal power plants are good candidates to be retrofitted with CCS. Similar to PV and EV technologies, China could influence this technology globally, by reducing the uncertainties, demonstrating the viability, and driving the costs lower. China’s revised policies have been effective and shown global impacts, but their implementations remain as strong as the political will behind them. Full article
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Why LNG Can Be a First Step in East Asia’s Energy Transition to a Low Carbon Economy: Evaluation of Challenges Using Game Theory
by Masih Mozakka, Mohsen Salimi, Morteza Hosseinpour and Tohid N. Borhani
Energies 2022, 15(17), 6476; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15176476 - 05 Sep 2022
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As countries scramble for cleaner energy production and to meet carbon reduction targets, natural gas seems to become an increasingly attractive option with liquified natural gas (LNG) as a popular transportation choice. In this paper, we first conduct a literature review and discuss [...] Read more.
As countries scramble for cleaner energy production and to meet carbon reduction targets, natural gas seems to become an increasingly attractive option with liquified natural gas (LNG) as a popular transportation choice. In this paper, we first conduct a literature review and discuss the various factors affecting the global natural gas market, its recent history, current state, and future. Then we look at the possibility of East Asia becoming an alternative market to Europe for Russian LNG. We also bring in the US both as a political force that employs economic sanctions and as a potential LNG supplier. As a case study, we define a 3-player game between Russia, The United States, and Japan which results in relative market stability. In the case of sanctions against Russia, we conclude that it will lose its foothold in the Japanese market in the long term. Finally, we discuss the potential of LNG trading as the first step for East Asia’s energy transition to a low-carbon economy. Full article
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The Role of Clean Hydrogen Value Chain in a Successful Energy Transition of Japan
by Mohsen Salimi, Morteza Hosseinpour and Tohid N.Borhani
Energies 2022, 15(16), 6064; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15166064 - 21 Aug 2022
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The clean hydrogen in the prioritized value chain platform could provide energy incentives and reduce environmental impacts. In the current study, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis has been successfully applied to the clean hydrogen value chain in different sectors to determine [...] Read more.
The clean hydrogen in the prioritized value chain platform could provide energy incentives and reduce environmental impacts. In the current study, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis has been successfully applied to the clean hydrogen value chain in different sectors to determine Japan’s clean hydrogen value chain’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats as a case study. Japan was chosen as a case study since we believe that it is the only pioneer country in that chain with a national strategy, investments, and current projects, which make it unique in this way. The analyses include evaluations of clean energy development, power supply chains, regional energy planning, and renewable energy development, including the internal and external elements that may influence the growth of the hydrogen economy in Japan. The ability of Japan to produce and use large quantities of clean hydrogen at a price that is competitive with fossil fuels is critical to the country’s future success. The implementation of an efficient carbon tax and carbon pricing is also necessary for cost parity. There will be an increasing demand for global policy coordination and inter-industry cooperation. The results obtained from this research will be a suitable model for other countries to be aware of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in this field in order to make proper decisions according to their infrastructures, potentials, economies, and socio-political states in that field. Full article
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