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Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy Policies and Technologies

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (3 May 2024) | Viewed by 313

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Department of Energy Policy, Graduate School of Energy & Environment, Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Seoul 01811, Republic of Korea
Interests: energy policy; energy economics; energy pricing; energy demand forecasting; energy taxation; cost-benefit analysis of energy projects; non-market energy goods valuation; input-output analysis of energy issues
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Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce a new Special Issue of Sustainability, entitled “Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy Policies and Technologies”.

As the impacts of climate change manifest on a global scale, the importance of renewable energy such as solar and wind power is increasingly being emphasized. The supply of renewable energy is expanding. This is the case not only in developed countries, but also in developing countries. However, countries around the world are facing two challenges in relation to renewable energy. First, after the Russo-Ukrainian War, the price of renewable energy facilities has skyrocketed due to resource supply chain disruption, resulting in a significant increase in renewable energy costs. The rising cost is weakening electricity consumers' acceptance of renewable energy. Ultimately, renewable energy facilities must further improve their efficiency. Second, the intermittence, inflexibility, and variability of renewable energy make it difficult to expand its supply. This is because, unlike nuclear power or fossil fuel-based power generation, renewable energy generation is greatly affected by weather, meaning that the power supply from reneable energy is not stable. Renewable energy does not have the flexibility to easily adjust the output related to electricity production. In addition, the power generation from renewable energy is not stable, meaning that various ancillary facilities are required to secure the stability of power supply. Therefore, it is necessary to solve these challenges technically and at the same time to adopt policy measures that solve the problem. Indeed, renewable energy technologies and policies must promote sustainable development. Accordingly, this Special Issue aims to address sustainable development issues surrounding renewable energy technologies and policies. The Special Issue invites contributions. These include, but are not limited to, the following detailed topics:

  • Sustainable development of solar power;
  • Sustainable development of wind power;
  • Sustainable development of bioenergy;
  • Causes of curtailing renewable energy power generation;
  • Technological solutions to cutailment of renewable energy power generation;
  • Expansion of renewable energy as distributed energy;
  • Electricity island and renewable energy;
  • Public acceptance of renewable energy;
  • Power system reinforcement for renewable energy expansion.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Seung-Hoon Yoo
Guest Editor

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  • renewable energy
  • solar power
  • wind power
  • bioenergy
  • curtailment
  • aucillary service
  • renewable energy bidding market
  • supply chain crisis
  • energy policy
  • environmental policy

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There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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