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Sustainable Energy – A Systems Approach

Edited by: Prof. Michael Narodoslawsky and Ms. Dagmar Fiedler

This series originates from a selection of papers based upon presentations at the 8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES), held in Dubrovnik in 2013.

The SDEWES conference series focusses on a multi-disciplinary approach necessary to achieve noticeable progress towards sustainability. Therefore, the papers presented in this series cover a wide range of issues related to a change of energy generation and use in our current society. This profound change, however, requires a systemic approach, looking at the energy system in a holistic way addressing complex issues with innovation potential at the interface of science, environment, technology and society. This systemic approach is reflected in the papers of this series.

  1. We analyse Gordon’s trade-off by adapting Thurow’s approach of pure public good using the example of the German energy sector which is in a transition process to a low-carbon sustainable energy system (Energie...

    Authors: Holger Schlör, Wolfgang Fischer and Jürgen-Friedrich Hake
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:34
  2. Dedicated bioenergy crops such as switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), miscanthus [Miscanthus x giganteus (Mxg)], indiangrass [Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash], and big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii Vitman) can provid...

    Authors: Leonard C. Kibet, Humberto Blanco-Canqui, Robert B. Mitchell and Walter H. Schacht
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:1
  3. In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, governments seek to replace conventional fuels by renewable ones. Nowadays, most attention is paid to electric vehicles in the transport systems and the use of rene...

    Authors: Anamarija Šare, Goran Krajačić, Tomislav Pukšec and Neven Duić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:27