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New Insights into Transport Economics and Renewable Energy Sources

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 3627

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Department of Transport Management, Institute of Management, University of Szczecin, 8 Cukrowa Street, 71-004 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: transport economics, transport policy, road transport, sustainable mobility, transport management

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Department of Transport Management, Institute of Management, University of Szczecin, 71-004 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: transport policy; external costs of transport; transport economics; market strategies in transport

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Department of Transport Management, Institute of Management, University of Szczecin, 71-004 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: energy intensity of transport; quantitative methods for transport problems modeling; artificial intelligence & business intelligence in transport sector; Data Science in transport and energy sector; external effects in road transport

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Department of Transport Management, Institute of Management, University of Szczecin, 71-004 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: mobility management; public transport; GIS tools in transport; urban mobility

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Faculty of Management and Economics of Services, University of Szczecin, Cukrowa Street 8, 71-004 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: transport management; global supply chains; sustainable transportation; renewable energy sources; decarbonization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The fastest developing sector since 1990 and simultaneously the biggest consumer of energy is transport. One of the hallmarks of sustainable transport is the desire to reduce the level of environmental pollution. The major problem for transport sector is dependence on fossil fuels, with road transport consuming by far the most energy. The goal in European Green Deal is to be climate-neutral - an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, by 2050. To fulfill this ambitious objective a package “Fit for 55” was introduced by European Commission. The aim of which is to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030.  To reach climate-neutrality by 2050, one of the tools is increasing the share of renewable energy sources (RESs).

The awareness of carbon footprint analysis of sustainable supply chain is crucial in the context of decarbonization processes. Legislative, fiscal and tax instruments have been introduced to mitigate the negative impact of transport on the environment. The answer to the way of decarbonizing transport are new technologies, new fuels.

This special issue is aimed at collecting scientific articles and reviews related to the study of impact of transport on the environment in the energy sector.

Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to: 

  • Decarbonization of road transport
  • Impact of transport on the environmental sphere in the energy sector
  • Minimalization of the greenhouse gas emissions as a factual challenge
  • Quo vadis? Sustainable transport is possible after pandemic COVID-19?
  • Future transport in the context of use renewable energy sources
  • Scenarios of energy efficiency of transport
  • The role of energy shocks in supply chain
  • What will be next? How implement transport policy without any negative effects?
  • The impact of modal shift on the energy intensity of transport
  • Artificial intelligence as a tool to mitigate a negative transport impact on consumption of energy
  • Transport modeling for cleaner environment
  • Methodology for estimate energy consumption forecast
  • Internalisation of externalities in transport

Dr. Agnieszka Gozdek
Prof. Dr. Elżbieta Załoga
Dr. Elżbieta Szaruga
Dr. Zuzanna Kłos-Adamkiewicz
Dr. Marta Mańkowska
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • decarbonization
  • energy sector
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • sustainable transport
  • renewable energy sources
  • energy efficiency
  • supply chain
  • transport policy
  • energy intensity
  • artificial intelligence 
  • transport modeling
  • energy consumption forecasts
  • external effects

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The Safety, Operation, and Energy Efficiency of Rail Vehicles—A Case Study for Poland
by Marek Sitarz
Energies 2024, 17(6), 1298; https://doi.org/10.3390/en17061298 - 8 Mar 2024
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The objective of the article was to describe the importance of a good technically and economically planned process for purchasing a rail vehicle. Compliance with this process with safety standards and energy efficiency is crucial regarding effectiveness in the long-life cycle cost of [...] Read more.
The objective of the article was to describe the importance of a good technically and economically planned process for purchasing a rail vehicle. Compliance with this process with safety standards and energy efficiency is crucial regarding effectiveness in the long-life cycle cost of a rail vehicle. Methods that were used focused on audit and document analysis. In the result based on a specific audit of a railway company, some non-compliances were found, and it was methodically proven that they are significant risk factors in terms of performing such processes in the future. Major conclusions regarded the importance of fulfilling legal requirements of SMS for purchase purposes, involvement of a safety engineer post in this process, and usage of technical feedback regarding previous operation of railway vehicles and operational findings from the past. The transport policy of the EU and other developed countries sets ambitious goals for reducing energy consumption in transportation activities, which is linked to the aim of reducing environmental burdens. Full article
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Links between the Energy Intensity of Public Urban Transport, Regional Economic Growth and Urbanisation: The Case of Poland
by Zuzanna Kłos-Adamkiewicz, Elżbieta Szaruga, Agnieszka Gozdek and Magdalena Kogut-Jaworska
Energies 2023, 16(9), 3799; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16093799 - 28 Apr 2023
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The article concerns the verification of links between the energy intensity of public urban transport, regional economic development and urbanisation in the light of sustainable development challenges and club convergence processes. Three research questions were formulated in the article: (1) Does the regional [...] Read more.
The article concerns the verification of links between the energy intensity of public urban transport, regional economic development and urbanisation in the light of sustainable development challenges and club convergence processes. Three research questions were formulated in the article: (1) Does the regional economic development of voivodeships affect the energy intensity of public urban transport? (2) Does urbanisation shape energy consumption patterns in public urban transport (and are there agglomeration effects)? (3) Does the level of urbanisation of voivodeships depend on their regional level? The study covered 16 subregions of Poland from 2010 to 2020. A spatial dynamic exploration of the relationships between energy intensity patterns of public urban transport and the phenomenon of urbanisation and regional economic development was carried out. Panel models of vector autoregression and panel causality testing were used. The influence of the economic development of regions and the level of urbanisation on energy intensity patterns of public urban transport was confirmed. The link between economic development and the process of urbanisation was identified. An additional effect was noticed (novelty knowledge), i.e., there is a delayed club convergence between voivodeships in the area of energy intensity of public urban transport, regional economic development and urbanisation (polyconvergence). Full article
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