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Energy Transition and Carbon Mitigation Solutions: Addressing Issues Related to Renewable/Nonfossil Electricity Systems

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 101

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Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Interests: energy economics and policy; energy and climate change; economic growth and energy/environment; transport and energy/environment; population and energy/environment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The two main ways that countries are able to lower their carbon emissions are (i) lowering energy consumption and (ii) decarbonizing their energy systems. Since energy services are useful, and thus energy consumption likely has a floor, the key to continued, sustained emission reductions is decarbonization. While there is some direct use of renewables and waste in residential and industry, the primary way to further decarbonize is to electrify energy services that are provided directly by fossil fuels—mostly by natural gas in residential, commercial, and industry and by oil in transport—and to use nonfossil fuel sources to generate said electricity. 

This Special Issue aims to focus on which approaches work in transitioning energy systems to less/noncarbon-intensive levels and thus lowering carbon emissions. It is important to understand what solutions work, under which conditions and why, and to what extent they succeed in lowering emissions in equitable ways. Several types of research approaches are encouraged: (i) ex-post evaluations of specific policies employing cross-national analyses or case studies; (ii) reviews or meta-analyses; and (iii) technology assessments or the modeling/forecasting of technology adaptations. Papers are welcome to focus on issues that arise in the transition to nonfossil fuel-generated electricity or the electrification of energy services traditionally provide via fossil fuels, such as transport.

Dr. Brantley Liddle
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Sustainability 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 2400 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.

Keywords

  • electricity generation
  • displacement
  • energy transition
  • renewables
  • carbon mitigation
  • nonfossil fuels
  • decarbonization
  • electrification

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