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Sustainable Energy Policy and Structural Energy Reforms

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 495

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School of Economics and Management, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao 266580, China
Interests: energy economics and management; data analysis and mining
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School of Economics and Management, Yantai University, Yantai 264005, China
Interests: climate change; energy structure; energy efficiency

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Institute for Energy Economics and Policy, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266580, China
Interests: environmental modelling; environment and health; energy and environment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the material basis of human production and life, energy is very important. At present, the utilization of human energy has developed into a sustainable development that balances ’energy, economy, and environment. From the perspective of long-term development, it is of great significance to promote the optimization and adjustment of energy structure for sustainable development.

Irrational energy structure leads to low efficiency and high energy consumption, and ultimately leads to outstanding ecological environment problems. This is a departure from the widely accepted concept of sustainable development. It is necessary to accelerate the adjustment and optimization of energy structure, and to advance the energy structural reforms. The key role sustainable energy development has reached a consensus, and priority is being given to the development of high-quality techniques for traditional energy sources and the transition to renewable, low-pollution energy sources. This Special Issue calls for a deeper discussion about energy policies that contribute to energy structural reforms for sustainable development. The aim is to create a collection of rigorous research articles that explore, and make proposals of, which energy transition policies may support sustainable energy development.

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

  • Analyzing energy policy for sustainable development;
  • Impacts of energy policies on sustainable energy development;
  • Conceptualizing proper energy transition policies;
  • Energy transition and sustainable development;
  • Energy structure adjustment and optimization;
  • Policy analysis for structural energy reforms.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Rongrong Li
Dr. Xiaoxin Song
Prof. Dr. Qiang Wang
Guest Editors

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  • SDG7 and carbon neutrality
  • transformation of energy, economic and environmental systems
  • coupling and decoupling
  • typical regions and industries

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