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Featured Article: How and to which extent can the gas sector contribute to a climate-neutral European energy system? A qualitative approach

Mitigating climate change requires fundamentally redesigned energy systems in which renewable energy sources ultimately replace fossil fuels such as natural gas. In this context, the question how and to which extent the gas sector can contribute to an increasingly climate-neutral future EU energy system is heavily debated among scholars, energy industry experts, and policy makers.

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2019

Smart energy systems in cities and regions
Edited by: Goran Krajačić

Energy landscapes of today and tomorrow
Edited by: Daniela Thrän, Grit Ludwig, Dagmar Fiedler

Current status and future challenges in research, development and implementation of sustainable energy systems
Edited by: Dagmar Fiedler, Daniela Thrän

Governing sustainability of bioenergy, biomaterial and bioproduct supply chains from forest and agricultural landscapes
Edited by: Inge Stupak, Tat Smith, Nicholas Clarke


2017

Sustainable use of aquatic macrophytes for the production of bioenergy
Edited by: Lucie Moeller, Andreas Zehnsdorf

Biofuels and (Ir)responsible Innovation
Edited by: H.A. Romijn, A.J.K. Pols, E. de Hoop

Smart and Green Transition in Cities and Regions
Edited by: Michael Narodoslawsky, Martin Fellendorf

The bioresource challenge – A broader view on sustainable bioenergy systems coupled with substantial applications
Edited by: Ina Körner, Michael Narodoslawsky

2015

The broader view – systems analysis for sustainable bioenergy
Edited by: Katja Bunzel, Daniela Thrän

Sustainable Energy – A Systems Approach
Edited by: Michael Narodoslawsky, Dagmar Fiedler

Cape Forum on Green and Smart Transitions in Cities and Regions: Technical and Governance Challenges
Edited by: Dagmar Fiedler, Thomas Hoppe, Johan Hurink, Maarten Arentsen

Andreas Zehnsdorf @ 50: A tribute
Edited by: Dagmar Fiedler, Lucie Moeller 

2014

Young Researchers Forum about Sustainable Development
Edited by: Martin Dolinský, Michael Narodoslawsky

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems
Edited by: Detlef Stolten, Viktor Scherer

The Transition of Energy Systems towards Sustainability: Challenges and Lessons Learnt from the German 'Energiewende'
Edited by: Erik Gawel, Armin Grunwald, Daniela Thrän

Relevant socio-economic aspects for the diffusion of renewable energy technologies
Edited by: Martina Schaefer

Governing the Climate Challenge and Energy Transition in Cities
Edited by: Thomas Hoppe, Ellen van Bueren

2013

Microbiology of Sustainable Biogas Production
Edited by: Sabine Kleinsteuber

2012

Wolfgang Babel @ 75: A tribute
Edited by: Dagmar Fiedler

Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply
Edited by: Martina Schaefer

Being a woman in engineering - an interview with Daniela Thrän

Being a woman in engineering - Daniela ThränIn this interview, Energy, Sustainability and Society'Editor-in-Chief Daniela Thrän shares why she chose her career path, provides insights into her daily life as an engineer, scientist and mother, offers some advice for young women interested in engineering and more on the SpringerOpen Blog. 

Read the interview here

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Smart energy systems in cities and regions
Edited by: Goran Krajačić

Energy landscapes of today and tomorrow
Edited by: Daniela Thrän, Grit Ludwig, Dagmar Fiedler

Current status and future challenges in research, development and implementation of sustainable energy systems
Edited by: Dagmar Fiedler, Daniela Thrän

Governing sustainability of bioenergy, biomaterial and bioproduct supply chains from forest and agricultural landscapes
Edited by: Inge Stupak, Tat Smith, Nicholas Clarke

Sustainable use of aquatic macrophytes for the production of bioenergy
Edited by: Lucie Moeller, Andreas Zehnsdorf
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This international peer‐reviewed open access journal offers a forum for discourse on systemic challenges at the intersection of energy, sustainability and society for natural scientists, engineers, social and political scientists and industry experts. It is the particular aim of this journal to publish inter‐ and cross‐disciplinary papers that provide a substantial contribution to the holistic innovation of sustainable energy systems.

The scope of the journal encompasses the whole innovation process, ranging from scientific research to both innovative approaches for technology implementation and the analysis of economic, social and environmental impacts of sustainable energy systems. We particularly welcome papers that integrate at least two dimensions of the energy, sustainability and society nexus and contribute to new holistic system solutions for the development of novel future energy. The journal strives to publish early scientific opinions on issues, which are just emerging and require crosscutting and creative thinking.

Energy, Sustainability and Society publishes independently peer-reviewed original research papers, review papers, forum articles, book reviews, and short communications. We partner with scientists from the Helmholtz Association and the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance (eseia) as the topics of the journal reflect their research field and focus.

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