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  1. The residential heating sector in many European countries requires a fundamental transformation if it is to become climate neutral. Besides the introduction of efficiency measures and updating heating systems,...

    Authors: Benedikt Rilling
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:26
  2. The transition to energy-sustainable systems is a globally accepted concept, but it is implemented with various degrees of success around the world. The aim of this paper is to determine the status of green tr...

    Authors: Sanja Filipović, Andrei Orlov and Andrea Andrejević Panić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:25
  3. Global warming and the increasing risk of natural disasters force us all to act. As the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions has been proven effective but insufficient on its own, Carbon Capture and Utiliz...

    Authors: Wiktoria Wilkowska, Imke Tabea Haverkämper and Martina Ziefle
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:24
  4. Nature-based solutions (NBS) in urban areas offer an opportunity to improve environmental conditions and to reduce CO2 emissions towards establishing climate-neutral cities in the next few decades. Furthermore, t...

    Authors: Stevan Savić, Hrvoje Krstić, Ivan Šećerov and Jelena Dunjić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:23
  5. The main goal of the paper is to define the level of energy efficiency in the economies of selected countries in the Balkan region that have opted for the EU Green Deal, a circular economy, and a transition to...

    Authors: Alma Ramčilović Jesih, Goran Šimić, Ljubiša Konatar, Zoran Brljak and Polona Šprajc
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:22
  6. In addition to the other uses for macroalgae, since the 1970s, there has been interest in using macroalgae as a source of biofuels, due to the high rates of productivity and intrinsic advantages over other bio...

    Authors: Gail Twigg, Jeffrey Fedenko, George Hurst, Michele S. Stanley and Adam D. Hughes
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:21
  7. The transition towards a sustainable energy system is reshaping the demand for final energy, driven by the diffusion of new end-use technologies. This shift not only impacts consumers’ energy expenses, but als...

    Authors: Jan Frederick George, Alexander Marx, Anne Held, Jenny Winkler, Anke Bekk and Mario Ragwitz
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:19
  8. In the Himalayan region, fuelwood serves as a critical energy source for rural communities. Being vital for meeting energy needs, fuelwood combustion is a source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission and, consequently...

    Authors: Raja Waqar Ahmed Khan, Nimra Nazir, Ansar Mehmood, Seema Qayyum and Hamayun Shaheen
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:18
  9. Energy poverty, which is the deprivation of a series of energy services that satisfy human needs, affects over 2 billion individuals who rely on the combustion of biomass and other solid fuels to fulfill their...

    Authors: María del Rosario Reyes-Santiago, Ana Elizabeth Maruri Montes de Oca, Victor Olalde Portugal and Maribel Hernández-Rosales
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:16
  10. In Tanzania, firewood, charcoal, and agricultural waste play a crucial role in daily life as sources of cooking energy, especially in rural areas. Using these energy sources contributes to deforestation and th...

    Authors: Paulo Martin Sanka, Olivier Germain, Leyla Khalifa, Hans Komakech and Hezron Magambo
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:14
  11. Energy cooperatives in Europe have become more prominent due to the growing interest in and development of renewable energy sources. Cooperatives are often seen as an instrument in the transition to a low-carb...

    Authors: Fijnanda van Klingeren and Tine De Moor
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:13
  12. The choice of energy sources is essential for sustainable development to combat different environmental issues caused by the consumption of fossil fuels. Though diesel engines are considered more efficient and...

    Authors: Pijush Kanti Mondal and Bijan Kumar Mandal
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:12
  13. Injera is food consumed daily by Ethiopians like bread and rice in other parts of the world. Biomass stoves are used to bake Injera in most rural households. The unsustainable use of fuelwood causes deforestation...

    Authors: Asfafaw Haileselassie Tesfay, Kibreab Tsegay, Mulu Bayray Kahsay, Mesele Hayelom Hailu and Muyiwa Samuel Adaramola
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:11
  14. Considering energy- and climate-related policies adopted, the European Union and the People’s Republic of China are expected to be on the same trajectory of reducing pollution, aiming for carbon neutrality in ...

    Authors: Nevena Šekarić Stojanović and Katarina Zakić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:10
  15. The need for greenhouse gas abatement measures grows as climate change threatens life on earth. Negative emission technologies, such as carbon capture and utilization (CCU), can reduce emissions from the trans...

    Authors: Linda Engelmann, Katrin Arning and Martina Ziefle
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:9
  16. In Lebanon, poultry production is one of the major components of the agricultural sector; however, it suffers from increasing energy costs necessary to cover poultry heating requirements. This affects the prof...

    Authors: Sara T. Sleem, Darine A. Salam, Nesreen Ghaddar, Kamel Abou Ghali, Ghassan Chehab, Nuhad Daghir, Youssef Doughan and Nicolas Haddad
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:8
  17. One common renewable energy source for substituting fossil sources is photovoltaic (PV) systems. However, installing PV systems in agricultural areas can lead to competition with other land uses. These project...

    Authors: Janna Marie Hilker, Maria Busse, Klaus Müller and Jana Zscheischler
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:6
  18. At the COP21, cities were recognised as key actors in combatting climate change. In supporting cities, climate city networks such as transnational climate networks (TCNs) and national climate networks (NCNs) h...

    Authors: Mateo Zapata Arango, Thomas Hoppe, Anatol Itten and Kornelis Blok
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:5
  19. Compared to other sectors, the building sector is seriously lagging in efforts to mitigate climate change. In particular, heat provision needs to move to low-carbon options at greater speed. Municipalities are...

    Authors: Thomas Krikser, Melf-Hinrich Ehlers and Adriano Profeta
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:4
  20. The main goal of the paper is to review the existing state and propose a model solution for the introduction of the waste-to-energy concept in the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as these Balkan...

    Authors: Draženko Bjelić, Dragana Nešković Markić, Dunja Prokić, Borislav N. Malinović and Andrea Andrejević Panić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:3
  21. The production of liquid biofuel in Eastern Africa countries has the potential to play an important role on the global biofuel markets in the coming years, because transportation fuel demand is expected to gro...

    Authors: Fekadu K. Miftah and Doris Mutta
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:1
  22. Highly carbonized energy use in ecologically fragile areas of Northwest China seriously endangers the health of residents and the ecological environment. However, poor energy affordability remains a major obst...

    Authors: Lingyan Li, Huihui Song, Mimi Duan, Yongchao Zhu and Xi Luo
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:50
  23. The role of geothermal technology in the context of global efforts toward carbon-free and clean energy production is becoming increasingly important. Social acceptance is a decisive factor in the successful im...

    Authors: Robin Renoth, Elmar Buchner, Martin Schmieder, Maximilian Keim, Manfred Plechaty and Michael Drews
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:49
  24. UN defined Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promotes international relations as a platform of cooperation between all stakeholders to achieve peace, stability, and prosperity bu...

    Authors: Miroslav Stevanović, Predrag Pavlićević, Nikola Vujinović and Mirjana Radovanović
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:48
  25. Development finance is vital for low- and middle-income countries to enhance their sustainability agendas, as it provides essential funding necessary to close domestic financing gaps, including in the energy s...

    Authors: Amar Causevic, Biljana Macura, Nabil Haque, Sasa Solujic and Adnan Ploskić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:47
  26. Sustainable rural development entails efforts to enhance the well-being of rural communities while safeguarding natural resources for future generations. The thorough examination of sustainable rural developme...

    Authors: Mahdi Karami and Reinhard Madlener
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:46
  27. To be socially robust, renewable energy policies aiming at achieving a low-carbon society require public support. Woody biomass is an important renewable energy source. It accounts for a large share of the ren...

    Authors: Paula Ugarte Lucas, Thomas Bøker Lund and Christian Gamborg
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:45
  28. Hydrogen energy, a type of renewable energy if produced without fossil fuel, has a critical issue in that most of it is still produced from carbon footprint heavy industries such as the fossil fuel industry. I...

    Authors: Minyoung Yun, Wooseok Jang, Jongyeon Lim and Bitnari Yun
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:43
  29. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for “universal access to affordable, reliable, modern energy services” for the 2.6 billion individuals lacking access to clean cooking fuels and stoves. Low- and midd...

    Authors: Annelise Gill-Wiehl, Sara Sievers, Robert Katikiro and Daniel M. Kammen
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:42
  30. Approximately 90% of the global human population have access to a supply of electrical energy. Existing national electrical energy supply systems possess good technical availability but with significant system...

    Authors: Manfred Benthaus and Lachlan Gosper
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:41
  31. Innovations and new supply chain concepts are crucial for establishing a sustainable and circular bio-economy that reduces carbon emissions and lowers negative environmental impacts. PESTEL-based concept devel...

    Authors: Linda Blümel, Konrad Siegfried, Fabian Riedel and Daniela Thrän
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:40
  32. District Heating (DH) is a technology that provides heating and domestic hot water to buildings and is an important technology for supporting the European energy transition. As such the heating systems increas...

    Authors: Kristina Lygnerud, Theo Nyberg, Anna Nilsson, Antoine Fabre, Pascal Stabat, Chloé Duchayne and Valentin Gavan
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:38
  33. With sustainable bioenergy in the European energy mix, intermediate bioenergy carriers (IBC) become of growing importance, as they can ensure a more efficient utilisation of biomass feedstocks from agricultura...

    Authors: Konrad Siegfried, Linda Blümel, Fabian Riedel, David Moosmann, Karl-Friedrich Cyffka, Mark Richters, Patrick Reumerman, John Vos, Magnus Matisons and Daniela Thrän
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:37
  34. Uganda’s energy relies heavily on biomass sources. This dependence on biomass for household and commercial purposes, driven largely by population increase, poses pressure on natural resources, such as forests....

    Authors: Tadeo Mibulo, Denis Nsubuga, Isa Kabenge and Kerstin D. Wydra
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:36
  35. Alternative fuels made from biomass or CO2 and water using renewable energy can reduce CO2 and pollutant emissions compared to fossil-based mobility and thus support a transition to a more sustainable transport. ...

    Authors: Anika Linzenich, Dominik Bongartz, Katrin Arning and Martina Ziefle
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:35
  36. The Republic of Serbia (RS) is strategically oriented towards sustainable development, but the implementation thereof faces different limitations and problems. RS emits substantial pollution caused by fossil f...

    Authors: Igor Vukelić, Srđan Milošević, Diona Đurđević, Gordana Racić and Vilmoš Tot
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:34
  37. The main goal of the paper is to define, analyze and assess the basic security, development and institutional challenges faced by the Central Asian countries after 2022. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, and wi...

    Authors: Bojana Vasić, Ivan Pekić and Goran Šimić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:31
  38. Hydropower is a mature energy technology and one that could play a more important role in providing clean and reliable energy. In small-scale contexts, hydropower is useful for providing electricity access, ba...

    Authors: Naufal Rospriandana, Paul J. Burke, Amalia Suryani, M. Husni Mubarok and Miranda A. Pangestu
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:30
  39. A sustainability transition in mobility is dependent on a transition away from a fossil fuel-based automobility regime. Smart charging, in the form of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) has been presented as one—or even th...

    Authors: Jørgen Aarhaug
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:29
  40. As lignite mining protests and #FridaysForFuture demonstrations gained momentum in Germany and further protests have been developing over time, this paper investigates the various causes and effects of the cou...

    Authors: Kai Kappner, Peter Letmathe and Philipp Weidinger
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:28
  41. The need to balance renewable energy supply with biodiversity conservation has become increasingly urgent in light of current climate, energy, and biodiversity crises. However, the development of wind and sola...

    Authors: Jessica Weber, Tim Steinkamp and Marc Reichenbach
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:27