About this Research Topic
Global warming and climate change have created considerable awareness of the production and use of energy. Many countries are looking for sustainable energy sources to reduce the production of carbon dioxide. It is believed that blockchain can make energy production traceable and verifiable through certificates, by assigning it unique and unalterable digital identifiers. In addition, blockchain technology can enable local energy trading between private households. However, only a few use cases, opportunities, and risks are understood in connection with blockchain implementations.
This Research Topic emerges out of International Blockchain Forum in Rotkreuz, Switzerland on February 19, 2020, with the focus on "Clean Energy". The conference is a breakthrough one-day event to bring together scientists, business representatives, students, and other interested parties. It facilitates the dialogue between academia and industry around this topical issue. We will address potential use cases in fields as diverse as energy trading, energy certificates, clean energy production, mobility, and others.
The third International Blockchain Forum Rotkreuz (https://www.ibfr.ch/) is supported by Innosuisse and our partner countries Great Britain, USA and Canada. The independent, not-for-profit event will take place at one of Switzerland's leading Blockchain research centers in the heart of the Crypto Valley, the Lucerne School of Information Technology in Rotkreuz.
The purpose of this Research Topic is to gather the latest research results concerning the application of blockchain technology for clean energy. Researchers, experts, and scholars from both industry and academia are encouraged to present their recent results and research directions in this area. Both theoretical and experimental submissions are encouraged.
Keywords: Clean Energy, Energy Trading, Energy Certificates, Sustainable Mobility, Blockchain
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