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Current status and future challenges in research, development and implementation of sustainable energy systems

This series offers a selection of interdisciplinary articles compiled by members of our Editorial and Advisory Board focusing on the discourse for systemic energy innovation.

These selected articles will provide readers from research, the private sector and politics with focused information on the major technologies transforming our energy system to a renewable one.

Edited by Dagmar Fiedler, Daniela Thrän

  1. In Tanzania, firewood, charcoal, and agricultural waste play a crucial role in daily life as sources of cooking energy, especially in rural areas. Using these energy sources contributes to deforestation and th...

    Authors: Paulo Martin Sanka, Olivier Germain, Leyla Khalifa, Hans Komakech and Hezron Magambo
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:14
  2. At the COP21, cities were recognised as key actors in combatting climate change. In supporting cities, climate city networks such as transnational climate networks (TCNs) and national climate networks (NCNs) h...

    Authors: Mateo Zapata Arango, Thomas Hoppe, Anatol Itten and Kornelis Blok
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:5
  3. With the increasing concerns on the energy shortage and carbon emission issues worldwide, sustainable energy recovery from thermal processes is consistently attracting extensive attention. Nowadays, a signific...

    Authors: Weidong Chen, Zhifeng Huang and Kian Jon Chua
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2022 12:46
  4. The conflict between the Chinese fossil fuel-based economy and worsening environmental conditions requires further research to be carried out. Due to their clean, highly-efficient and flexible properties, dist...

    Authors: Ruojue Lin, Yue Liu, Yi Man and Jingzheng Ren
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:51
  5. In order to achieve the German greenhouse gas reduction targets, in particular, CO2 emissions of coal-fired power plants must be reduced. The co-incineration of biomass-based substitutes, here referred to as co-f...

    Authors: Steffen Knapp, Almut Güldemund, Steffi Weyand and Liselotte Schebek
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:32
  6. This review article provides a synthesis of the most significant transitions taking place in the energy systems of the USA in 2018. These include the leveling off of the total consumption of primary energy and...

    Authors: Peter D. Saundry
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:4