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  1. Energy cooperatives are a prominent and common form of community energy. Community energy has the potential to increase actor diversity and local acceptance of renewable energies and has therefore been highlig...

    Authors: Thomas Meister, Benjamin Schmid, Irmi Seidl and Britta Klagge

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:18

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  2. Wind power forecasts of the expected wind feed-in for the next hours or days are necessary to integrate the generated volatile wind energy into power systems. Most forecasting models predict in some sense the ...

    Authors: Janosch Henze, Malte Siefert, Sascha Bremicker-Trübelhorn, Nazgul Asanalieva and Bernhard Sick

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:15

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  3. The Paris Climate Agreement requires a rapid and efficient shift to renewable energies and a decarbonization of the energy system. Combined heat and power provision from biomass is one way to efficiently provi...

    Authors: M. Steubing, M. Dotzauer, T. Zakaluk, B. Wern, F. Noll and D. Thraen

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:14

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  4. Climate mitigation is a major consideration when choosing bioenergy systems. Anaerobic digestion of biomass is a bioenergy system, which is normally used for the treatment of manure or other residues, but cult...

    Authors: Vita Tilvikiene, Kestutis Venslauskas, Virmantas Povilaitis, Kestutis Navickas, Vidmantas Zuperka and Zydre Kadziuliene

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:13

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  5. A novel project sustainability framework is used to evaluate 65 off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system projects in Malawi. This study addresses PV projects serving rural public facilities, a solution k...

    Authors: Peter M. Dauenhauer, Damien Frame, Aran Eales, Scott Strachan, Stuart Galloway and Hannah Buckland

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:12

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  6. The transition of the energy system to renewable energy depends on how successfully the national objectives can be implemented at the lower planning levels. Germany pursues an incentive-oriented policy that is...

    Authors: Julia Wiehe, Christina von Haaren and Anna Walter

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:10

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  7. Many governments take the view that voluntary national targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are sufficient to avoid negative climate effects. In the absence of independent verification, however, pledges ...

    Authors: André Thess, Martin Klein, Kristina Nienhaus and Thomas Pregger

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:9

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  8. For biogas production, different renewable feedstocks, e.g., feces, manure, silage, industrial by-products, and municipal waste, can be used. Biogas production from various renewable feedstocks has positive so...

    Authors: Vlatka Petravić-Tominac, Nikola Nastav, Mateja Buljubašić and Božidar Šantek

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:8

    Content type: Review

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  9. Dynamics in rainfall patterns are posing a threat to crop production in Uganda. Irrigation can be used to ensure constant production; however, the motorized powered irrigation methods are quite costly to run i...

    Authors: Shaffic Ssenyimba, Nicholas Kiggundu and Noble Banadda

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:6

    Content type: Original article

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  10. In recent years, landscapes in many countries have been transformed by efforts to fight global warming, specifically the shift towards renewable energies such as wind power. This development has been met by gr...

    Authors: Gerd Lintz and Markus Leibenath

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:5

    Content type: Original article

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  11. Synthetic fuels based on renewable hydrogen and CO2 are a currently highly discussed piece of the puzzle to defossilize the transport sector. In this regard, CO2 can play a positive role in shaping a sustainable ...

    Authors: Ralf Peters, Maximilian Decker, Lea Eggemann, Steffen Schemme, Felix Schorn, Janos Lucian Breuer, Stefan Weiske, Joachim Pasel, Remzi Can Samsun and Detlef Stolten

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:4

    Content type: Review

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  12. Biomass is an integral part of the energy system being not only used in the chemical industry, but also as a basic raw material for the bio-economy sector, which is promoted worldwide. However, its potential c...

    Authors: Daniela Thrän, Kay Schaubach, Stefan Majer and Thomas Horschig

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:3

    Content type: Review

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  13. The primary objective for deploying renewable energy in India is to advance economic development, improve energy security, improve access to energy, and mitigate climate change. Sustainable development is poss...

    Authors: Charles Rajesh Kumar. J and M. A. Majid

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:2

    Content type: Review

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  14. Renewable energies such as biogas are considered as clean sources of energy that minimize environmental impacts and are sustainable with regard to current and future economic and social needs. Biogas offers an...

    Authors: Lemma Shallo, Mitiku Ayele and Getachew Sime

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2020 10:1

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  15. The conflict between the Chinese fossil fuel-based economy and worsening environmental conditions requires further research to be carried out. Due to their clean, highly-efficient and flexible properties, dist...

    Authors: Ruojue Lin, Yue Liu, Yi Man and Jingzheng Ren

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:51

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  16. Germany has set ambitious goals for the reduction of greenhouse gases. The decarbonisation of the energy system has been in focus. An important means to achieve this is the increased utilisation of wind energy...

    Authors: Philip Gauglitz, Sven Schicketanz and Carsten Pape

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:47

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  17. The current transition towards low-carbon energy systems does not only involve changes in technologies but is also shaped by changes in the rules and regulations (i.e., the institutions) that govern energy sys...

    Authors: Christine Milchram, Carolin Märker, Holger Schlör, Rolf Künneke and Geerten van de Kaa

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:46

    Content type: Review

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  18. The availability of land for the installation of wind power turbines is restricted by numerous factors. Besides climatic conditions, the deployment of wind energy is limited by technical, social, economic, and...

    Authors: Felix Nitsch, Olga Turkovska and Johannes Schmidt

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:45

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  19. In the context of the German energy transition, the number of domestic households covering part of their electricity consumption from their own photovoltaic system is constantly increasing. Some even use batte...

    Authors: Kai Kappner, Peter Letmathe and Philipp Weidinger

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:44

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  20. The scaled-up production of biofuels and bioproducts in the US is likely to cause land use expansion and intensification domestically and internationally, possibly leading to undesirable environmental and soci...

    Authors: Jianbang Gan, Inge Stupak and C. T. Smith

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:43

    Content type: Review

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  21. The current research attempts to systematically investigate the causal interactions between renewable energy generation, aggregated energy use, human capital, and economic performance in Pakistan both in a sho...

    Authors: Nousheen Fatima, Yanbin Li, Munir Ahmad, Gul Jabeen and Xiaoyu Li

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:42

    Content type: Original article

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  22. The development of bioenergy markets is beneficial from a climate perspective and helps ensure sustainable forest management both locally and globally. This study aimed to provide an overview of the current st...

    Authors: Iveta Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė, Diana Lukminė, Stasys Mizaras, Lina Beniušienė and Kęstutis Armolaitis

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:41

    Content type: Review

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  23. The EU bioeconomy strategy aims to accelerate the European bioeconomy and its contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. National policies and strategies in many...

    Authors: Niclas Scott Bentsen, Søren Larsen and Inge Stupak

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:40

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  24. Efficient production and reliable availability of electricity requires comprehensive understanding of load demand trends to plan and match production with consumption. Although electricity demand depends on a ...

    Authors: Ahmad Almuhtady, Ahmad Alshwawra, Marwa Alfaouri, Wael Al-Kouz and Ismael Al-Hinti

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:39

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  25. When integrating power-to-gas (PtG) in the biogas sector (BGS), it is essential to consider how risk is perceived and handled since it influences technology uptake, acceptance, and legitimacy. In this study, w...

    Authors: Johanny Pestalozzi, Claudia Bieling, Dirk Scheer and Cordula Kropp

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:38

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  26. Cities around the world face a great challenge in establishing a long-term strategy for the development of energy alternatives. Previous research tried to identify renewable energy across many different cities...

    Authors: Gerçek Budak, Xin Chen, Serdar Celik and Berk Ozturk

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:37

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  27. To prevent negative effects on the cultural landscape through land abandonment or agricultural intensification, innovative solutions towards more sustainable land use are required. Local bioenergy systems usin...

    Authors: Maria Busse, Rosemarie Siebert and Nico Heitepriem

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:36

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  28. Renewable energy and biomass are becoming increasingly important energy sources to help mitigate climate change and meet national renewable energy targets. This will lead to a substantial growth in solid bioma...

    Authors: Søren Larsen, Niclas Scott Bentsen and Inge Stupak

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:33

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  29. In order to achieve the German greenhouse gas reduction targets, in particular, CO2 emissions of coal-fired power plants must be reduced. The co-incineration of biomass-based substitutes, here referred to as co-f...

    Authors: Steffen Knapp, Almut Güldemund, Steffi Weyand and Liselotte Schebek

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:32

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  30. In an attempt to realize the most beneficial and optimal mix of electricity generation in Niger, a society’s cost of electricity (SCOE) as the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) plus the cost of climate chan...

    Authors: Fitsum Bekele Tilahun, Ramchandara Bhandari and Mengesha Mamo

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:31

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  31. Since the industrial revolution, human population and fossil energy consumption have steadily increased. With concerns over fossil energy impact on air quality and global climate, there is increasing interest ...

    Authors: Jenifer L. Wightman and Peter B. Woodbury

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:30

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  32. European visions such as the European Commission’s Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan and the SET Plan Roadmap Education and Training encourages higher education institutions (HEI) and business to establis...

    Authors: Stephan Maier, Michael Narodoslawsky, Lidia Borell-Damián, Maarten Arentsen, Marlene Kienberger, Wolfgang Bauer, Maria Ortner, Nigel Foxhall, Gerhard Oswald, Joan-Marc Joval, Yoram Krozer, Theresa Urbanz, Christian Sakulin, Sebestyen Tihamer-Tibor and Viktorija Dobravec

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:29

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  33. Over the past two decades, the United States government conducted detailed analyses of the potential of a biobased national energy strategy that produced four unified studies, namely the 2005–2016 US Billion-T...

    Authors: John A. Stanturf, James H. Perdue, Timothy M. Young, Xia Huang, Zhimei Guo, Derek Dougherty and Michael Pigott

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:28

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  34. Sustainable systems must maintain their function even in the event of disruptions in order to be considered truly sustainable. The theory of resilience concerns the behavior of systems during and aftershocks. ...

    Authors: Bernhard-Johannes Jesse, Heidi Ursula Heinrichs and Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:27

    Content type: Review

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  35. Many countries state ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions. Their policy strategies emphasize energy efficiency by means of technological innovations. However, these strategies are at risk of severe ...

    Authors: Sebastian Seebauer, Veronika Kulmer and Claudia Fruhmann

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:26

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  36. District heating systems have been gaining importance in the last years. However, local circumstances, e.g. regarding heat demand and available heat sources, are diverse and new technologies especially in the ...

    Authors: Franz Zach, Susanna Erker and Gernot Stoeglehner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:25

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  37. By the year 2025, nearly 3.5 billion people in the world will have no water, including 900,000 from Djibouti. The economic losses caused by the 2000–2012 drought pushed the country to a state of disaster. This...

    Authors: D. Chandrasekharam, A. Lashin, Nassir Al Arifi, Abdulaziz M. Al-Bassam and C. Varun

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:24

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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