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Evaluation and Utilization of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 November 2024 | Viewed by 102

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Chemical Engineering Department, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
Interests: sustainability; environment; energy; LCA; optimization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy production and consumption are deeply coupled to major environmental problems such as climate and pollution problems, responsible for many health problems and a decrease in life quality. The social dimension of energy does not end with the abovementioned associated problems, it goes beyond them since energy assures food provision, heating and cooling, mobility, etc., and all of these issues are fundamental to a high standard of living. From an economic point view, energy is also a crucial factor affecting countries’ economies in a very strong way. Energy clearly impacts the pillars of Sustainable Development (economic, environmental, and social), a keystone to achieve it. The recognition of its importance is also evident in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with the inclusion of the Sustainable Development Goal number 7 (affordable and clean energy). The use of renewable energy, hydropower, photovoltaics, wind, geothermal, etc., emerge as an important solution to implement Sustainable Development, since it can reduce environmental impacts, provide countries with more resilience as their external energy dependency decreases, and also enhance the social performance of the energy sector. Renewable energy in Sustainable Development implementation should be studied and assessed to verify its benefits and disadvantages and to provide feedback to the different stakeholders.

This Special Issue welcomes original research articles and reviews related to evaluation and utilization of renewable energy for sustainable development.

Dr. Florinda Martins
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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

  • renewable energy
  • sustainable development
  • photovoltaics
  • wind
  • biofuels

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