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Energy Economic Transition and Environmental Sustainability for Resilient and Inclusive Markets and Cities

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 200

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Department of Architecture, University of Palermo, 90133 Palermo, Italy
Interests: sustainable economic development; real estate valuation; real estate market; environmental economics; environmental impact assessment; urban sustainability; simulation and evaluation models for planning and urban development; territorial and environmental public policies; building and district energy efficiency; financial analysis; financial economics; urban economics; econometrics; decision support systems; multicriteria analysis and evaluation; energy poverty; energy community
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Department of Architecture, University of Palermo, 90133 Palermo, Italy
Interests: sustainable economic development; real estate market; property valuation; environmental economics; environmental impact assessment; urban sustainability; urban policy analysis; urban development; simulation and evaluation models for planning and urban development; territorial and environmental public policies; building and district energy efficiency; financial analysis; urban economics; decision support systems; multicriteria analysis and evaluation; energy poverty; energy community

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to a new Special Issue entitled “Energy Economic Transition and Environmental Sustainability for Resilient and Inclusive Markets and Cities”.

The energy transition process and the widespread use of renewable energy sources are closely linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda and, in particular, Goal 7 (ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all), Goal 11 (make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable) and Goal 13 (take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts). The energy transition needs to promote innovative strategies, actions and projects to be implemented with respect to environmental sustainability and, at the same time, to provide models and tools to assess the impacts on the social-economic system of cities and territories.

In the above context, this Special Issue aims to collect studies and research on the difficulties to be faced and perspectives to be developed to make the economic market and cities more resilient and inclusive.

Cities are the places where the most significant progress can be made in the transition to a sustainable energy system and, therefore, where models of integrated renewable energy production systems can be tested, as well as models for economic-financial analysis of energy efficiency projects and multidimensional models for public and private decision support, or finally, the simulation and diagnostic models for the energy retrofit of buildings and subdivisions.

The energy transition processes of cities must also be studied in relation to their impacts on the housing market and the social system in order to propose financial and regulatory actions and instruments that can ensure democratic access to energy and energy services, combat energy poverty, and contribute to the sustainability, resilience, and inclusiveness of cities.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Economic and environmental strategies for energy transition;
  • Regulatory, economic and financial tools to promote energy transition at the building, urban and territorial levels;
  • Economic and financial feasibility and evaluation of energy retrofit plans and projects;
  • Decision aid models for urban and territorial energy transitions;
  • Energy transition and real estate markets;
  • Models of integrated production and self-consumption of energy from renewable sources;
  • Energy poverty and energy affordability;
  • Simulation and diagnostic models for energy efficiency of the building stock;
  • Environmental, economic and social impacts of energy transition;
  • Co-benefits of the energy transition;
  • Regulatory and financial tools for energy prosumers and energy communities.

We hope that this Special Issue will offer considerable insights and inspiration for new and innovative research.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Grazia Napoli
Dr. Simona Barbaro
Guest Editors

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

  • energy transition
  • economic feasibility
  • evaluation models
  • real estate market
  • financial tools
  • multicriteria decision aid
  • energy retrofit model
  • energy affordability
  • energy prosumers
  • renewable energy models

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