About this Research Topic
Sustainable development and growth has become an important catchphrase of many governments in the world. Energy economics studies facilitate the utilization and operation of renewable energy resources and are key contributors in helping and achieving development and growth.
There are fundamental questions on how to achieve a sustainable society in a growing economy while using renewable energy sources. Moreover, because the global society agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG emissions) compatible with a 1.5-degree limit (Celsius) in global average temperature rise (Paris agreement in UNFCCC COP 21 (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 21)), most governments are making greater efforts to find appropriate energy resources, to improve environmental and social sustainability, and to improve the reliability and economic feasibility of the national energy systems.
We are looking for contributions which address sustainable or economic evaluation of energy resources and investigate the relationships between different energy resources, systems and sustainability. In this Research Topic, we are looking for findings that improve the fundamental understanding of these relationships, and present their practical applications. Moreover, this Topic will focus on papers that present solutions and future directions to improve sustainability of energy systems while considering the wider economic effects. This Topic also welcomes a wide range of contributions on the methodologies and approaches that fit within the context of energy economics and sustainability.
Suitable contributions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Economic, environmental and social feasibility of renewable energy resources
- National plans and strategies for renewable energy
- Sustainable development with the usage of renewable energy
- Practical simulation and analysis of renewable energy economics and business models
- Case studies and best practices
This Topic welcomes all forms of submissions including original research articles, review articles and method articles.
Keywords: Energy economics, sustainable development, renewable energy, feasibility, environmental sustainability
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