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Decarbonization and Sustainability in Industrial and Tertiary Sectors

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 50

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ENEA—Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Energy Efficiency Department, Casaccia Research Center, 00123 Rome, Italy
Interests: energy efficiency; energy use in the industrial sector; energy systems; process thermal consumption; energy analysis; exergy analysis; energy policies
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ENEA—Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Energy Efficiency Department, 00196 Rome, Italy
Interests: energy efficiency; economic analysis of energy efficiency interventions; energy use in the industrial sector; energy policies; energy modeling and scenarios; decarbonization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Guest Editors are seeking submissions for an Energies Special Issue on “Decarbonization and sustainability in industrial and tertiary sectors”.

Decarbonization, defined as reducing greenhouse gases associated with the use of fossil fuels, requires a change in all sectors of the economic system, including energy generation; industry, services, transport, and agriculture; and land use and management. More broadly, sustainability refers to a set of additional environmental impacts, of which the most relevant for productive sectors are related to water use, resource consumption and waste production.

Energy efficiency, renewables, low-emission fuels and carbon capture technologies are key pillars of decarbonization, but cross-cutting enabling factors also exist, such as innovation and digitalization. Many decarbonization solutions not only reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but also contribute to a more effective and sustainable management of resources, reducing the adverse environmental impacts associated with the activity of different economic sectors.

Therefore, research on decarbonization and sustainability in productive sectors is of utmost importance in the current clean energy transition.

Suitable research areas for submissions are as follows: Energy efficiency technologies and policies, technologies and policies for reducing GHG emissions, electrification of industrial processes, sustainability in productive sectors, renewable energy efficiency in productive sectors, and clean energy technologies. Both theoretical and quantitative approaches, or a combination of both, are welcome.

Dr. Claudia Toro
Dr. Chiara Martini
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • decarbonization
  • sustainability
  • renewables
  • energy efficiency

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