Special Issue "Re-imagining Power: A Holistic Examination of Renewable Energy Advancement within Socioeconomic Contexts"

A special issue of World (ISSN 2673-4060).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 164

Special Issue Editor

Department of Chinese Trade and Commerce, Sejong University, Seoul 05006, Republic of Korea
Interests: energy econonics; environmental economics; econometrics; social economics; international economic; mathematical economics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The special issue is designed to bridge the nexus between the development of renewable energy technologies and their socio-economic implications. The overall focus of this issue centers on the interdisciplinary understanding of renewable energy expansion. While the inherent concept of "power" is reframed in this context, we not only discuss it in terms of energy production but also delve into its more profound implications for economic structures and societal transformations. As for its scope, this issue embarks on a comprehensive examination of the intersection between renewable energy technologies and socio-economic phenomena. This includes a broad array of research from fields such as environmental economics, energy policy, social studies, and technological advancement. We aim to elucidate the reciprocal relationship between the propagation of renewable energy and its socio-economic ripple effects, including policy making, market adaptations, social acceptance, and behavioral changes. The purpose of this issue is to present cutting-edge research and thorough reviews to foster an in-depth comprehension of the complex interactions between renewable energy and socio-economic dimensions. This includes catalyzing scholarly debates that enrich the understanding of these interactions and informing policies and practices with nuanced insights that consider the holistic implications of renewable energy advancements. The special issue stands as a significant enrichment to existing literature by adding a socio-economic perspective to the predominantly technocentric renewable energy research. By illustrating the interwoven nature of technological progress, societal changes, and economic development, it paints a more comprehensive picture of the renewable energy landscape. This critical addition not only complements existing work but also extends the discourse boundaries, thus encouraging scholars, policymakers, and stakeholders to 'reimagine power' in the renewable energy context of a globalized world.

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

  1. Interplay of Renewable Energy Policies and Market Responses: A Global Analysis;
  2. Technological Innovation in Renewable Energy: A Socio-Economic Perspective;
  3. Social Acceptance and Behavioral Shifts in Renewable Energy Implementation: Case Studies from Around the World;
  4. The Role of Renewable Energy in Economic Growth and Job Creation: A Cross-Country Examination;
  5. Addressing Environmental Concerns through Renewable Energy: Evaluating the Socio-Economic Benefits;
  6. Decentralized Energy Systems: Evaluating the Socio-Economic Impacts of Renewable Microgrids;
  7. The Renewable Energy Transition: A Comparative Study on its Socio-Economic Consequences in Developed and Developing Countries;
  8. Energy Poverty Alleviation through Renewable Sources: An Investigation into the Economic and Social Dimensions;
  9. The Influence of Renewable Energy Advancements on National Security and Geopolitical Dynamics;
  10. Sustainable Urban Development: Integrating Renewable Energy Solutions into Socio-Economic Planning Strategies;
  11. Environmental effects of renewable energy;
  12. Application of mathematical and econometric models in renewable energy development.

Prof. Dr. Yugang He
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • renewable energy technologies
  • socioeconomic implications
  • interdisciplinary energy studies
  • power paradigms
  • environmental economics
  • global energy policy
  • social acceptance of renewable energy
  • market adaptation
  • technological progress
  • holistic energy approaches

Published Papers

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