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  1. Content type: Original article

    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 ...

    Authors: Christian Lebelhuber and Horst Steinmüller

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:23

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  2. Content type: Original article

    Due to limited coverage, the electricity power supply in Uganda is an obstacle to the country’s economic development. Utility firms in Uganda either lack the financial capacity to expand their grids to isolate...

    Authors: George Kilama, Peter O. Lating, Joseph Byaruhanga and Saphina Biira

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:22

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  3. Content type: Original article

    Utilization of energy crops for biogas production has been controversially discussed in Germany due to negative environmental effects and the “food vs. fuel” debate. This led to a search for alternative substr...

    Authors: Markus Röhl, Sandra Roth, Wolfgang Schütz, Andreas Zehnsdorf and Carsten Herbes

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:21

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  4. Content type: Original article

    There have been notable joint efforts from the private and public sectors in promoting households’ access to clean and efficient energy sources. Despite the noteworthy progress realized over the years, the con...

    Authors: Charity Kageni Mbaka, Joseph Gikonyo and Oscar Masika Kisaka

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:20

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  5. Content type: Original article

    The Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Thailand intends to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 to 25% from the projected business as usual level by 2030 with the deployment of renewable energy...

    Authors: Salony Rajbhandari, Bundit Limmeechokchai and Toshihiko Masui

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:19

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  6. Content type: Review

    Concern has been raised that the electrical grid of this nation is vulnerable to prolonged collapse. The postulated mechanisms are geomagnetic storms, electromagnetic pulse attacks (EMP) via a high altitude nu...

    Authors: Matthew Weiss and Martin Weiss

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:18

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  7. Content type: Original article

    The transition towards a more sustainable energy system is urgent for addressing global environmental and social challenges, and will require transformative changes including improved energy efficiency in the ...

    Authors: Sofie Sandin, Lena Neij and Per Mickwitz

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:17

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  8. Content type: Short communication

    In pursuing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy access for all, India’s electrification efforts are dominated by a central electricity grid, ...

    Authors: Anthony P. Heynen, Paul A. Lant, Simon Smart, Srinivas Sridharan and Chris Greig

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:16

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  9. Content type: Original article

    The energy sector plays an important role in the economic growth in Jordan due to the fact that Jordan imports around 97% of its needs from primary energy. The purpose of this study is to explore the pattern o...

    Authors: Rami Nabil Dar-Mousa and Zeyad Makhamreh

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:15

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Silo-thinking stands for one-dimensional and sectorial policy and decision-making in which natural resources managers do not reflect on interrelations between different sectors involved in the management of resou...

    Authors: Moises Covarrubias, Gert Spaargaren and Ingrid Boas

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:14

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  11. Content type: Original article

    District heating is widely used for thermal energy supply and offers a broad range of benefits like the possibility to integrate decentral heat supply technologies or to foster the utilisation of renewable ene...

    Authors: Peter Lichtenwoehrer, Susanna Erker, Franz Zach and Gernot Stoeglehner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:12

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  12. Content type: Original article

    In the past two centuries, energy consumption per capita has significantly increased. At the same time the fundamentals of energy provision have continuously developed towards fossil energy sources. This exten...

    Authors: Susanna Erker, Peter Lichtenwoehrer, Franz Zach and Gernot Stoeglehner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:11

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Energy is given high priority in the national development agendas of most Small Island Developing States (SIDS) because it is intertwined with social, economic and environmental challenges. Many SIDS experienc...

    Authors: Aaron Atteridge and Georgia Savvidou

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:10

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  14. Content type: Original article

    The population in Burkina Faso is rapidly adopting irrigation to adapt to negative impacts of climate change like prolonged drought, rainfall variability and desertification. The solar water pumping systems (S...

    Authors: Daniel Yamegueu, Yunus Alokore and Giulia Corso

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:8

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Intellectual capital can not only help companies to obtain sustainable competitive advantage, but also serve as a key factor in corporate performance improvement and value creation. For knowledge-intensive and...

    Authors: Xin-long Xu and Cheng Kun Liu

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:7

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Biomethane, as a potential substitute for natural gas, reduces the use of fossil-based sources, promoting bioenergy applications. Biomethane for energy use can be produced using a variety of biomass types and ...

    Authors: Elham Ahmadi Moghaddam, Niclas Ericsson, Per-Anders Hansson and Åke Nordberg

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:6

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  17. Content type: Original article

    Both social structures and people’s beliefs affect the diffusion of innovations, but few studies have been able to understand how these dual influences operate simultaneously. Understanding this simultaneity i...

    Authors: Arundhati Jagadish and Puneet Dwivedi

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:5

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  18. Content type: Review

    This review article provides a synthesis of the most significant transitions taking place in the energy systems of the USA in 2018. These include the leveling off of the total consumption of primary energy and...

    Authors: Peter D. Saundry

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:4

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Community-owned solar mini-grids (SMGs) are increasingly promoted to provide communities access to reliable electricity, empowering local actors as they become active stakeholders in projects. However, early f...

    Authors: Aparna Katre, Arianna Tozzi and Subhes Bhattacharyya

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:2

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Morocco is facing major challenges in terms of its future energy supply and demand. Specifically, the country is confronted with rising electricity demand, which in turn will lead to higher fossil fuel import ...

    Authors: Thomas Schinko, Sönke Bohm, Nadejda Komendantova, El Mostafa Jamea and Marina Blohm

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:1

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Energy crop production for biogas still relies mainly on maize, but the co-digestion of alternative energy crops (legumes, amaranth, ryegrass, flower mixtures) with maize can have several advantages. First, a ...

    Authors: Wiebke Fahlbusch, Katharina Hey, Benedikt Sauer and Hans Ruppert

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:38

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  22. Content type: Original article

    French energy policy calls for ambitious growth in the biogas sector, with the quantity of biomethane fed into the public grid targeted at 8 TWh per year by 2023. Although today biomethane in France serves pre...

    Authors: Carsten Herbes, Simon Chouvellon and Joachim Lacombe

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:37

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  23. Content type: Review

    The transition to a sustainable future challenges the current energy grids with the integration of variable, distributed renewable energy sources. On a technical level, multi-energy systems may provide the nec...

    Authors: Lukas Kriechbaum, Gerhild Scheiber and Thomas Kienberger

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:35

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  24. Content type: Review

    This review highlights recent developments and future perspectives on CO2 capture from power plants and energy-intensive industries to reduce CO2 emissions. Different types of membrane materials for CO2 capture w...

    Authors: Xuezhong He

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:34

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  25. Content type: Original article

    There are several studies associating the construction of power plants to the increase in deforestation rates. However, there are no case studies analyzing deforestation near power plants, seeking to find a lo...

    Authors: Orleno Marques da Silva Junior, Marco Aurélio dos Santos, Claudio Fabian Szlafsztein, Jose Manoel Antelo Gomez and Juliana Pinto Pereira

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:33

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  26. Content type: Review

    The transformation of the energy system to a renewable one is crucial to enable sustainable development for mankind. The integration of high shares of renewable energy sources (RES) in the energy matrix is, ho...

    Authors: Luis Ramirez Camargo and Gernot Stoeglehner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:32

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Sociotechnical transitions require pressure to be exerted from inside or outside of the prevailing ‘regime’, without which various path dependencies combine to maintain the status quo. Change agents including ...

    Authors: Eduardo Noboa, Paul Upham and Harald Heinrichs

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:31

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Solid biomass-based energy is expected to retain its position as a sole fuel source for households in the rural part of Ethiopia unless alternative energy sources are introduced. Synthesizing small-scale renew...

    Authors: Haftu Etsay Kelebe

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:30

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  29. Content type: Original article

    The anaerobic digestion process is well studied and developed since the last 50 years, notably for farming implementation. Furthermore, the international energy agenda has shifted in favor of renewable resourc...

    Authors: J. R. Bautista Angeli, A. Morales, T. LeFloc’h, A. Lakel and Y. Andres

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:29

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  30. Content type: Original article

    When renewable policies are in place, the mismatch between policy targets and lack of technology diffusion indicates a gap between codifying a policy and implementing it. In Switzerland, photovoltaic (PV) elec...

    Authors: Paula Díaz and Oscar van Vliet

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:28

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Smart grid tools (e.g., individualized disaggregated data, goal setting, and behavioural suggestions/feedback) increase opportunities to reduce or shift residential electricity consumption, but can they shape ...

    Authors: Bronwyn Lazowski, Paul Parker and Ian H. Rowlands

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:27

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  32. Content type: Short communication

    The energy sector in Pakistan is facing several challenges resulting from insufficient production. The major objective of this study is to identify and forecast commercial energy consumption and supply from di...

    Authors: Abdul Rehman and Zhang Deyuan

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:26

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  33. Content type: Original article

    While there are plenty of studies investigating the market penetration of new technologies, phase-out processes of a predominant technology are rarely analyzed. The present study explores the case of a declini...

    Authors: Stefan Vögele, Paul Kunz, Dirk Rübbelke and Theresa Stahlke

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:25

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  34. Content type: Original article

    During the period of the “12th Five-Year Plan,” energy demand exhibited a rigorous growth trend along with the acceleration of industrialization and urbanization and the constant upgrading of consumption struc...

    Authors: Qibo Liu and Juan Ren

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:24

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  35. Content type: Original article

    The energy requirements are globally on a rapid escalation, as technology advances, which is also true for a developing country like Nigeria, which is dependent on fossil fuels and its derivatives. Apart from ...

    Authors: T. F. Adepoju, B. E. Olatunbosun, O. M. Olatunji and M. A. Ibeh

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:23

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Scenario design is currently not a standardised process. The formulation of storylines representing different dimensions (for example economic or societal developments) demands an investigation of assumption c...

    Authors: Monika Culka

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:22

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Landscape maintenance in Germany today requires regular and extensive de-weeding of waterways, mostly to ensure water runoff and provide flood protection. The costs for this maintenance are high, and the harve...

    Authors: Carsten Herbes, Vasco Brummer, Sandra Roth and Markus Röhl

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:21

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  38. Content type: Original article

    The Swedish district heating sector is successfully transitioning to a low-carbon energy system. The industry has expanded since the 1950s and currently meets more than half the Swedish heat demand. The heat m...

    Authors: Kristina Lygnerud

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:20

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  39. Content type: Original article

    Science popularization resources development is an important means to improve public scientific literacy and has a crucial influence on the formation of public consumption habits, patterns and concepts, and ul...

    Authors: Gang Ding, Yu Ding and Pingping Weng

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:19

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  40. Content type: Original article

    Media coverage can play an important part in energy transitions. It creates awareness of landscape-level megatrends affecting energy systems. It influences and is influenced by public and policy agendas on a r...

    Authors: Jari Lyytimäki, Nina A. Nygrén, Anna Pulkka and Salla Rantala

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:15

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  41. Content type: Review

    With wind power and photovoltaics, volatile renewables have emerged as central pillars of the energy transition. This increases the demand for flexibility options to compensate fluctuations in power generation...

    Authors: Alexandra Purkus, Erik Gawel, Nora Szarka, Markus Lauer, Volker Lenz, Andreas Ortwein, Philip Tafarte, Marcus Eichhorn and Daniela Thrän

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:18

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