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Energy Technologies for the Environment and Sustainable Development

Energy, Sustainability and Society welcomes submissions to the thematic series on 'Energy Technologies for the Environment and Sustainable Development'.

The importance of energy sources is topic of conversation that will continue over the next few decades, as more people begin to realize the value of utilizing energy technologies to promote the sustainability of energy development, as opposed to attaining energy from sources that do not naturally regenerate.
Energy technology is an interdisciplinary engineering science. Simultaneously, it is also a rapidly developing technology that promises to deal with an efficient, safe, environmentally friendly and economical extraction, conversion, transportation, storage and use of energy, which is targeted towards yielding high efficiency whilst skirting side effects on humans, nature and the environment.

Advances in technology are the world's best bet for meeting increasing energy needs while protecting the environment. With ever-increasing concerns regarding energy and the environment, energy technologies and their emerging applications are one of the main themes in the field of energies.

Based on this importance, we are pleased to contribute to the exchange of opinions, discussions, and solutions to energy problems through our forum and the publication of our research. We wish to promote the exchange of mature and emerging technologies between different countries.

We believe this special issue will provide inspiration for everyone involved in the promotion of energy technology worldwide for the sake of the environment and sustainable development. Likewise, we hope it will be useful for furthering international cooperation and hence accelerating the development and economically sound deployment of the world’s energy sources.

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Energy, Sustainability and Society. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Energy, Sustainability and Society submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on 'Energy Technologies for the Environment and Sustainable Development'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Lead Guest Editor

Guo Yun, UFZ Leipzig, Germany

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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  1. Different strategies have been proposed for transforming the energy system in Germany. To evaluate their sustainability, it is necessary to analyze their macroeconomic and distributional effects. An approach t...

    Authors: Philip Ulrich, Tobias Naegler, Lisa Becker, Ulrike Lehr, Sonja Simon, Claudia Sutardhio and Anke Weidlich
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2022 12:35
  2. Economic benefit has been analyzed for the yield of farming products when designing a farming system, while waste treatment also generates profitable energy products for this system. The economic factor is dec...

    Authors: Nguyen Thi Thu Thao, Tran Thi Hieu, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Le Quoc Vi, Hans Schnitzer, Le Thanh Son, Gerhart Braunegg, Sibylle Braunegg and Le Thanh Hai
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2022 12:25
  3. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for the adoption and continued use of clean-burning stoves by the 2.9 billion people relying on unclean fuels (both solid biomass and kerosene). However, to date, the...

    Authors: Annelise Gill-Wiehl, Sara Sievers and Daniel M. Kammen
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2022 12:5
  4. The availability of underexploited agricultural residues in Thailand opens up the opportunity to supply second-generation bioethanol production. The national implementation of residues-to-biofuel can potential...

    Authors: Piradee Jusakulvijit, Alberto Bezama and Daniela Thrän
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2021 11:37
  5. Households, as end energy users, consume grid electricity to meet their energy demands. However, grids across the globe for energy production are majorly based on fossil fuel technology and make the highest co...

    Authors: Waqas Ahmed, Jamil Ahmed Sheikh, Muhammad Nouman, Mian Farhan Ullah and M. A. Parvez Mahmud
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2021 11:32
  6. Crop residues are an important raw material for bioenergy. There is, however, obvious seasonality in crop harvests, and thus, a continuous supply of crop residues and its respective influencing factors should ...

    Authors: Xin Long Xu, Hsing Hung Chen and Yi Li
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:35