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Renewable Energy, CO2 Emission and Regional Economic Development

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 80

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Department of Political Science, Roma Tre University, 00145 Rome, RM, Italy
Interests: public finance; energy econometrics; environmental Kuznets curve; time series econometrics; panel data models; machine learning experiments; artificial neural network analyses; environmental sustainability; circular economy; waste management; transportation infrastructure; agricultural economics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The pressing global challenges of climate change and economic development require innovative solutions. Renewable energy plays a pivotal role in addressing both issues. This proposed Special Issue will explore complex interplay between renewable energy adoption, CO2 emissions reduction, and regional economic development. It will shed light on how the transition to renewable energy sources can not only mitigate environmental impacts but also stimulate sustainable economic growth in different regions of the world.

This Special Issue will follow a multidisciplinary approach, inviting contributions from researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. We welcome empirical, theoretical, and policy-oriented articles that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

•    Renewable energy and economic growth: analyzing the impacts of renewable energy investments on regional economies, job creation, and GDP growth;
•    CO2 emissions reduction: investigating the effectiveness of renewable energy adoption for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the regional level;
•    Regional disparities: examining how regional variations in renewable energy development impact economic disparities and social equity;
•    Policy and regulation: assessing the role played by government policies and regulatory frameworks in fostering renewable energy and economic development;
•    Technological innovations: exploring emerging technologies and their potential to reshape regional energy landscapes and economies;
•    Case studies: presenting real-world case studies of regions that have successfully integrated renewable energy into their economic development strategies.

Expected Impact:
This Special Issue will provide a comprehensive understanding of the intricate relationships between renewable energy, CO2 emissions, and regional economic development. It will offer valuable insights for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to design and implement strategies that promote sustainable growth while mitigating climate change.
By delving into the crucial nexus of renewable energy, CO2 emissions, and regional economic development, this Special Issue will contribute to global efforts to mitigate climate change and foster sustainable prosperity. We invite scholars and experts to help us to create a more sustainable and economically vibrant future.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Cosimo Magazzino
Guest Editor

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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. 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.


  • renewable energy
  • CO2 emissions
  • regional economic development

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