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The aim of this article is to describe the potential of soft power as a tool for shaping energy policy and creating social approval for activities that are not subject to a real, open and independent public debate. The article analyses media coverage about nuclear energy in Poland. The analysis is based on empirical material which appeared in selec...
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This Special Issue aims to publish policy options focused on renewable energy sources and sustainability. It covers all areas of renewable energy, looking at its possible applications not only from a technical perspective but also from an economic, financial, social, political, legislative, and regulatory perspective. Fields Covered: Access to clea...
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Industry 4.0 technologies are reconfiguring energy value chains and changing how we understand efficiency in energy production. Using Scopus, this review identifies research gaps in Industry 4.0 technologies in the energy sectors of Germany, China and South Africa, by technology type, effect and impact. Globally, research on the energy sector is sk...
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Dear Colleagues, Carbon emissions are increasing, and the effects of climate change are posing a worldwide challenge. One of the most important contributors to the increase in CO2 emissions is energy. Countries are facing several challenges in shifting to energy transition due to the lack of investments, lack of grid infrastructure, mismatch of su...
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This paper analyses how institutional constellations and their associated mode of risk allocation are reflected in the choice of policy instruments for the promotion of offshore wind power. Using the Varieties of Capitalism framework we expect that governments in Liberal Market Economies (LME) tend to use policy instruments that privatise investmen...
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Energy research seeking to influence policy in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) is often funded by-and conceptualised by authors in-institutions from higher income countries (HICs). Research agendas and policy recommendations determined in HICs potentially yield the most influence on policymaking in LMICs. This risks leaving a multidimension...
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Countries are moving towards renewable energy systems, which creates new requirements and pressures for the established energy policy frameworks. One emerging issue is citizen energy production in community level that has been given a central role also in recent policy reforms in the EU. However, one understudied topic is how the decision-making an...
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Regional level energy system analyses and corresponding integrated modeling is necessary to analyze the impact of national energy policies on a regional level, while considering regional constraints related to energy infrastructure, energy supply potentials, sectoral energy demands, and their interactions. Nevertheless, current literature on energy...
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The objective of this work is to analyze the possibility of compliance with the objectives committed to by the Canary Islands authorities, which aim to reach a completely decarbonized economy by 2040, meaning ten years earlier than the entire EU. Since historically, energy planning in the Canary Islands did not achieve its objectives by far, we wil...
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Background Achieving climate targets will require a rapid transition to clean energy. However, renewable energy (RE) firms face financial, policy, and economic barriers to mobilizing sufficient investment in low-carbon technologies, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Here, we analyze the challenges and successes of financing the energy...
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The EU presently orientates its policy to a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy. In this paper, we evaluate the current situation and the developments in greenhouse gas emissions, and we will evaluate carbon resource usage in chosen EU countries from the viewpoint of greenhouse gas emission per capita, energy production in the EU, energy depe...
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One of the most important socioeconomic challenges is the skillful transformation of the economy towards low and zero-emission energy sources. This transformation is ongoing, and Poland, due to its high dependence on coal and high emissions has a challenging task to perform. Hence, the article aims to indicate the activities undertaken by Poland as...
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Norway exemplifies a number of paradoxes in relation to the just transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy provision. We investigate these paradoxes by focusing on key controversies from the oil and gas sector and onshore wind power. Despite the widespread interest in avoiding conflict and increasing public acceptance, this article sees cont...
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Intermittent forms of renewable energy destabilize electricity grids unless adequate reliable generating capacity and storage are available, while instability of hybrid electricity grids and cost fluctuations in fossil fuel prices pose further challenges for policymakers. We examine the interaction between renewable and traditional fossil-fuel ener...
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Achieving climate-neutrality by mid-century and its intermediary reduction targets for 2030, notably the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 55% by 2030, requires an accelerated transformation of our systems of production and consumption. In essence, such transformations are socio-technical change processes that require a combination of tech...
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Adding to the debate on the drivers of carbon neutrality, the perspective of time-dependent effect of crucial factors such as the renewable and conventional energy utilization should offer relevant policy for the stakeholders in the energy sector. On the empirical front, several studies have investigated the causal interaction between renewable and...
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Introduction: In recent years, China has paid high attention on urban energy innovation, trying to achieve a win–win situation between environmental protection and urban development, and it has formulated a series of policies to promote urban energy innovation. Methods: Taking China’s new energy demonstration city (NEDC) policy as an example, this...
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Efficient energy consumption has become a top priority for countries in combating climate change while the contribution of renewable energy in the production process has increased over the recent decades. In this sense, the improvement of energy efficiency and promotion of renewable technologies without deteriorating economic performance are in the...
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Motivated by ongoing partisan division in support of climate change policy, this paper investigates whether, among self-identifying liberals and conservatives, the mere presence of a non-transformative climate policy such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), lowers support for a renewable energy (RE) policy. To interrogate this question, we use a s...
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EU countries declared the strategic goal to achieve energy independence and increase energy efficiency. In this case, EU countries have provided a vast range of incentives, mechanisms, and directives to promote energy efficiency. Ukraine as a potential candidate should provide a convergent policy with EU countries to increase energy efficiency. The...
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The purpose of this article is to answer the question of whether it is economically justified to use natural gas as an interim fuel on the way to creating a low-emission energy sector from the perspective of Poland in comparison to other countries in the European Community. Despite the existence of numerous scientific studies concerning natural gas...
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According to the Green Deal, the carbon neutrality of the European Union (EU) should be reached partly by the transition from fossil fuels to alternative renewable sources. However, fossil fuels still play an essential role in energy production, and are widely used in the world with no alternative to be completely replaced with, so far. In recent y...
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Human-induced global warming and climate change are the greatest threat that we have ever faced. In parallel, the greater trade liberalization, energy usage and higher pollution intensities, therefore, raise questions about the climate impacts of trade liberalization and energy consumption. To find out the environmental effects of trade and energy...
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Energy management includes the planning and operation of energy-related generation and consumption units. The goals are resource conservation as well as climate protection and cost reductions, while ensuring the energy needs of users. The energy controlling division supports cost- and material-efficient energy and material flow management. The key...
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As the world’s largest energy importer, consumer and with the second-largest economy, China is heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Massive energy imports make China a major stakeholder in the world energy trade, with significant implications and repercussions on the global economy. The desire to be energy independent and the environmental impact of...
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Energy policy faces a triple challenge: increasing resilience and guaranteeing the security of supply of both fossil and non-fossil energy, minimising the impact on consumer energy prices, and retaining consistency with Paris Agreement goals. High prices and producer rents, however, also present an opportunity: to open a conversation about applying...
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Based on the energy policy simulation model (EPS model) and the reality of Zhejiang Province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the carbon pricing policy scenario and the early retirement policy scenario of coal power generation units were constructed, respectively, and the policy effects simulated. The study explored whether Inner Mongolia Auto...
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Renewable energy is increasingly mobilizing more investment around the globe. However, there has been little attention to evaluating economic and regulatory (E&R) uncertainties, despite their enormous impact on the project cashflows. Consequently, this review analyzes, classifies, and discusses 130 articles dealing with the design of renewable ener...
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The energy crisis caused first by the COVID-19 pandemic and continued by the Russo-Ukrainian War has demonstrated that energy is a determining factor in the conduct of activities of any state. Several studies have examined the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth, developing various theories, but there is no consensus. This s...
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• Existe una concepción reduccionista de transición energética, limitándola a la descarbonización. Es fundamental impulsar la noción de una transición justa, junto a los riesgos de profundizar en el extractivismo. • Los objetivos de reducción de emisiones en países latinoamericanos no se traducen en las inversiones para descarbonización necesarias....
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Global warming is one of the most common issues in the context of climate change and means a constant increase in the average air temperature on Earth. The main cause of changes affecting the natural environment is human activity. There may also exist a positive feedback loop between phenomena such as: melting of natural ice-lands and glaciers, ris...
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This paper tests for the presence of behavioral biases in household decisions to adopt solar photovoltaic installations using exogenous variation in weather. I find that residential technology uptake responds to exceptional weather, defined as deviations from the long-term mean, in line with the average time gap between decision-making and completi...
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This study assesses the role of government spending on environmental sustainability based on a framework that combines the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis with the Armey curve hypothesis. Specifically, the inverted U-shaped relationships between carbon (CO2) emissions and economic growth (EKC hypothesis) and between government spending...
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Bangladesh has endured a significant power crisis as its economy grows. Hence, it is crucial to investigate the 40% expansion of renewable energy to attain the 2041 renewable energy goal as delineated by the government of Bangladesh. The study explores the current agricultural waste situation in rural areas of the Dinajpur District to propose a fea...
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With the expansion of renewables in the electricity markets, research on electricity storage economics is needed for a better understanding of the utilization of these systems and for improving the performance of intermittent variable generation. Collected up-to-date research of electricity storage systems published in a wide range of articles with...
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Sustainable energy for household application is currently a top priority in developing countries with clean modern energy sources dominating the energy policy agenda. Nonetheless, more research evidence is required for policy and practise. This study's objective was to evaluate the determinants of household cooking and lighting energy choices. In c...
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Nepal possesses a good solar resource, and there has been increasing interest in the use of photovoltaic systems. About 1.1 million solar home systems, rated at nearly 30 MWp, have been installed across Nepal. With the introduction of net metering by the Nepal Electricity Authority, an increase in rooftop photovoltaics (RPV) is expected. However, t...
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Poland is a big user of fossil fuels for electricity and heat production. The most important fossil fuel is hard, brown coal and the Polish energy system is based on this source. However, the world has begun to decarbonize the climate and reduce the carbon dioxide and methane which are the main gasses impacting climate change. The main aim of this...
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With the promotion of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals and the construction of renewable-dominated electric power systems, renewable energy will become the main power source of power systems in China. How to ensure the accommodation of renewable energy will also be the core issue in the future development process of renewable-dominated el...
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An eco-friendly and sustainable power production system constitutes the cornerstone of every country’s strategic plan to tackle climate change and enhance energy resource autonomy. Carbon dioxide abatement in electricity generation, in addition to being a necessary condition for “green” energy transition, can contribute greatly to cleaner industria...
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Background Agricultural production accounts for a major share of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). However, the information on energy use and GHG emissions from various crops is contradictory. Climate change is expected to increase the GHG emission from different crops; therefore, selection of the crops with lower GHG em...
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The article examines the stages of development of the fuel and energy complex of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) from 1980 to the present, as well as the forecast of development until 2030. At the same time, the analysis of the first stage of the implementation of the Energy Strategy for the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) was carried out. It was noted...
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Energy transition is a fundamental process in the move towards sustainable development, but in industry, it is complicated by the remarkable sectoral heterogeneity. Fostering the realization of energy transition in the industrial sector requires the characterization of its energy dimension, in terms of energy mixes and end-uses as the determinants...
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Asymmetry in energy supply/demand policy is persistent, as governments around the world develop detailed plans to decarbonize energy supply, but comprehensive plans to reduce energy demand are missing. Such policy asymmetry is a systemic problem, and is manifest in many social systems, e.g. asymmetry in healthcare between curing illnesses and inves...
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Biomass is a growing renewable energy source in Europe and is envisioned to play a role for realising carbon neutrality, predominantly using dedicated energy crops. However, dedicated biomass is controversial for reasons including its competition with food production or its land-use and emissions impacts. Here we examine the potential role of a lan...
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As countries decarbonise, the competition for land between energy generation, nature conservation and food production will likely increase. To counter this, modelling, and sometimes energy policies, use exclusion zones to restrict energy deployment from land deemed as important to society. This paper applies the spatially-explicit ADVENT-NEV model...
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Bangladesh’s railway system mostly uses typical manual railway crossing techniques or boom gates through its 2955.53 km rail route all over the country. Accidents frequently happen at railway crossings due to the lack of quickly operating gate systems, and to fewer safety measures at the railway crossing as well. Currently, there are very few autom...
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In the context of the ever-growing demand for energy, especially electric energy, from renewable sources, there has been great interest in photovoltaic energy generation. The speed at which the penetration of photovoltaic technology can grow, however, does not simply depend on supply and demand but also on the various policies and schemes adopted b...
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Energy Intensive Industries (EII) are high users of energy and some of these facilities are extremely dependent on Natural Gas for processing heat production. In European countries, where Natural Gas is mostly imported from external producers, the increase in international Natural Gas prices is making it difficult for some industries to deliver the...
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Europe is facing dramatic issues relating to energy. It is very clear that Europe as a whole has no coherent energy policy and even the largest of the founding members of the EU, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands remain wedded to very different energy mixes. This can be seen in Chart 1 which shows data from 2020. Germany was dominated by c...
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In this paper an approach, proposed in the frame of the IAEA International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO) and its Collaborative Project “Key indicators for innovative nuclear energy systems” (KIND) for a multi-criteria comparative assessment of different energy options was studied and applied. Comparative evaluation...
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The use of renewable energy sources is imposed as an imperative for the competitiveness and stable energy policy of companies. The basic production equipment in the "Kreka" coal mine in Tuzla has electrical plants with a total peak load of 12 MW, and the costs for electrical energy exceed €3.5 million annually. The paper analyzes the suitability of...
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The renewable energy policy strongly encourages the use of all renewable sources of energy. The authors started to develop a new hydrokinetic turbine to be implemented in small rivers or water channels with a low investment cost. This paper presents velocity map distribution around a hydrokinetic turbine prototype. Experimental measurements were pe...
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The COVID-19 crisis has imposed a rediscussion of energy transition, offering the chance of promoting socioeconomic and ecological resilience to the energy sector, crucial for the post-pandemic recovery. Our societies are faced with a unique opportunity for changing people's behaviours and improving their lives. In the EU, the Green Deal is saluted...
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Beijing's power system has experienced a significant transition by eliminating coal-fired power generation and increasing the extent of electrification over the past two decades. This study uses a plant-level dataset, pair-wise energy flow, and customized index decomposition analysis to investigate the driving forces behind Beijing's rapid electrif...
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Energy policy investments are usually evaluated using a cost-benefit analysis (CBA), which requires an estimation of the social discount rate (SDR). The choice of SDR can be crucial for the outcome of the appraisal, as energy-related investments generate long-term impacts affecting climate change. Once discounted, these impacts are highly sensitive...
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Energy is vital for techno-socioeconomic development of global transportation sector. A country's energy policy will aim to provide an appropriate mix of resources to meet its energy demand. Biofuels have emerged as an alternative to meet the energy requirements. The contribution of this study is the evaluation of sustainable biofuel energy policie...
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Currently, the use of fuel is increasing, it is feared that fossil fuels will run out in the near future and the national energy policy make the target of the new renewable energy to reach 23% in 2025, especially those most widely used for electricity fuel. Energy from vegetable waste is one of solution to produce new biomass energy an alternative...
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Residential sector is one of the energy-consuming districts of countries that causes CO 2 emission in large extent. In this regard, this sector must be considered in energy policy making related to the reduction of emission of CO 2 and other greenhouse gases. In the present work, CO 2 emission related to the residential sector of three countries, i...
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Human-induced global warming and climate change are the greatest threat that we have ever faced. In parallel, the greater trade liberalization, energy usage and higher pollution intensities, therefore, raise questions about the climate impacts of trade liberalization and energy consumption. To find out the environmental effects of trade and energy...
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This study aims to provide a review of the state-of-the-art literature regarding the impact and contributions of corn ethanol on retail gasoline prices in the US. For this, a Systematic Literature Review following Prisma statement was carried out, seeking to answer four research questions: (1) what are the main characteristics of the literature reg...
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Fossil fuel consumption has triggered worries about energy security and climate change; this has promoted hydrogen as a viable option to aid in decarbonizing global energy systems. Hydrogen could substitute for fossil fuels in the future due to the economic, political, and environmental concerns related to energy production using fossil fuels. Howe...
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Biogas as a clean source of cooking fuel has enormous potential to meet Bangladesh's energy needs. The objective of this article is to identify the factors influence biogas adoption in rural households. The study aimed to look at the policy framework that needs to be put in place to promote biogas adoption as a cooking fuel in the study region. Thi...