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Special Issue "Sustainable Perspectives: Renewable Energy Policy and Economic Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 14161
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Interests: sustainable development; environmental economics; energy economics; natural resources
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Special Issue Information
Economic development reduces poverty and improves human welfare. Therefore, economies around the world strive towards higher economic growth , which cannot be achieved and sustained without energy consumption. However, countries’ use of energy is predominantly based on traditional fossil fuel energy, which poses adverse environmental impacts, including the aggravation of climate change and global warming. In addition, changing energy prices can lead to energy insecurity and energy crises . Thus, economists have focused on achieving sustainable development by consuming renewable energy as such energy sources, including solar, hydropower, wind, bioenergy, geothermal, etc., can reduce the consumption of fossil fuels without posing adverse environmental consequences .
Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for promoting universal access to sustainable and modern clean energy. Notably, the transition to renewable energy promotes effective climate action (SDG 13), which in turn stimulates environmental sustainability. However, developing affordable cleaner energy sources requires a high level of innovation, financial investments, favorable environmental regulation, and supportive institutions [4,5]. Thus, research on various economic, institutional, and financial factors that could influence renewable energy use and sustainable development is vital for the implementation of effective energy and environmental policies. In addition, understanding the causal directions and the long-run nexus between renewable energy sources and economic and environmental indicators can support renewable energy and environmental policies for sustainable growth.
Therefore, this Special Issue invites original research articles and reviews related to (but not limited to) the following areas:
- Renewable energy sources, institutional factors, and sustainable development;
- Renewable energy and residents' energy demand;
- Energy security, renewable energy, and economic growth;
- Renewable energy investments and economic development;
- The role of the financial sector in renewable energy production;
- Green innovation, renewable energy, and carbon neutrality;
- Renewable energy and sustainable transportation;
- Green finance, renewable energy, and sustainable development;
- Technological infrastructure, renewable energy, and climate control;
- Mitigating harmful emissions and environmental footprint through renewable energy;
- Renewable energy and sustainable industrialization;
- Renewable energy and sustainable agriculture activities;
- Climate change, renewable energy, and economic development.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
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- Xue, C.; Shahbaz, M.; Ahmed, Z.; Ahmad, M.; Sinha, A. Clean Energy Consumption, Economic Growth, and Environmental Sustainability: What Is the Role of Economic Policy Uncertainty? Renew. Energy 2022, 184, 899–907, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2021.12.006.
- Ahmed, Z.; Ahmad, M.; Rjoub, H.; Kalugina, O.A.; Hussain, N. Economic Growth, Renewable Energy Consumption, and Ecological Footprint: Exploring the Role of Environmental Regulations and Democracy in Sustainable Development. Sustain. Dev. 2021, 1–11, doi:10.1002/sd.2251.
- Ahmed, Z.; Cary, M.; Shahbaz, M.; Vo, X.V. Asymmetric Nexus between Economic Policy Uncertainty, Renewable Energy Technology Budgets, and Environmental Sustainability: Evidence from the United States. J. Clean. Prod. 2021, 313, 127723, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127723.
Dr. Zahoor Ahmed
Dr. Mahmood Ahmad
Dr. Husam Rjoub
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