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  1. Content type: Original article

    For decades, the pulp industry has struggled to create sustainable value-added opportunities for lignin, and the issue is now at the forefront of second-generation biorefinery research and development efforts....

    Authors: Stephen P. Cline and Paul M. Smith

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:26

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  2. Content type: Forum article

    The background of this article is how the challenge to accomplish a sustainable energy transition—in service of various objectives, such as environmental and geopolitical concerns—has recently brought the develop...

    Authors: Michiel A. Heldeweg, Maurits Ph.Th. Sanders and Anne V. Brunnekreef

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:24

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  3. Content type: Original article

    Various monitoring approaches have shown that urban areas and their energy systems are major contributors to climate change. Corresponding observations have mostly been based on physical data. However, text da...

    Authors: Manuel W. Bickel

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:22

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  4. Content type: Original article

    The global palm oil market experienced a remarkable boom since the year 2000. Since palm oil can be used for biodiesel production, the global expansion of oil palm cultivation has been associated with the glob...

    Authors: Victoria Marin-Burgos and Joy S. Clancy

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:21

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Much of the Malawi’s energy source, which is biomass, is consumed using traditional household technologies. These technologies contribute to over consumption of biomass leading to increased forest degradation,...

    Authors: Mapereka Francis Chagunda, Caspah Kamunda, Justice Mlatho, Chomora Mikeka and Lobina Palamuleni

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:19

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Engineers face increasing pressure to manage and utilize waste (whether of animal, human or municipal origin) in a sustainable way. We suggest that a solution to the problem of organic waste in rural communiti...

    Authors: Ralph Muvhiiwa, Diane Hildebrandt, Ngonidzashe Chimwani, Lwazi Ngubevana and Tonderayi Matambo

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:20

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  7. Content type: Original article

    To mitigate climate impacts associated with energy consumption, renewable fuel policies have been established in the USA that encourage production and use of corn ethanol. Current fuel usage of corn ethanol is...

    Authors: Xiaowei (Vivian) Liu, S. Kent Hoekman and Amber Broch

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:18

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Biogas plays a major role in two policy domains: the renewable energy domain and the bio-economy domain. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship of current biogas practices with the two policy...

    Authors: Swinda F. Pfau, Janneke E. Hagens and Ben Dankbaar

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:17

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Aquatic plants are an important component of aquatic ecosystems. They are valuable for the oxygen and carbon dioxide household and generate habitats especially for small fish and other small organisms. However...

    Authors: Andreas Zehnsdorf, Lucie Moeller, Hans-Joachim Stärk, Harald Auge, Markus Röhl and Walter Stinner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:15

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  10. Content type: Forum article

    Whether biofuels represent a sustainable innovation, a creative alternative, or a gold rush, very much depends on our perception of power and change with regard to sustainability. This article provides an over...

    Authors: Lena Partzsch

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:14

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Global targets for reducing resource use have been set by organizations such as the International Resource Panel and the European Commission. However, these targets exist only at the macro level, e.g., for ind...

    Authors: Klaus Wiesen and Monika Wirges

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:13

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Since the early 2000s, biofuel production has been developed in West Africa with the encouragement and support of notably Europe, Brazil, and China. Yet the development of biofuels can also be viewed from the ...

    Authors: Charly Gatete and Marie-Hélène Dabat

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:12

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Policy makers seek to understand the trade-offs needed between economic growth and climate change. This provides the context to explore low-carbon development (LCD) pathways for the West African electricity sy...

    Authors: Abiodun Suleiman Momodu, Ahmad Addo, John-Felix Kayode Akinbami and Yacob Mulugetta

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:11

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Increasing energy demands on farm households in Ethiopia have escalated challenges related to land degradation, indoor air quality, and rural economic development. Soil deterioration followed by reduced carbon...

    Authors: Melaku Berhe, Dana Hoag, Girmay Tesfay and Catherine Keske

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:10

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  15. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    Renewable energy resources show variabilities at different characteristic time scales. For a given resource and demand pro le, there is an absolute maximum achievable coverage (when limiting the fraction of en...

    Authors: H. Abos, M. Ave and H. Martínez-Ortiz

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:7

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  16. Content type: Review

    This study reviews energy policy evaluation approaches on their capability to estimate a successful implementation of renewable energy policies. This is predominantly done via energy system modeling and analys...

    Authors: Thomas Horschig and Daniela Thrän

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:5

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  17. Content type: Original article

    The transition towards a renewable based power system in Germany largely depends on variable renewable energy sources (vRES) like wind power and solar PV. Their high variability over time poses new challenges ...

    Authors: Philip Tafarte, Christiane Hennig, Martin Dotzauer and Daniela Thrän

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:3

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  18. Content type: Original article

    Renewable energy (RE) production is a land-use driver with increasing impact on landscape configuration and a matter of controversial debate. Woody biomass cropping provides an opportunity to interlink RE supp...

    Authors: Gerald Busch

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:2

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  19. Content type: Original article

    In response to climate change, the limited availability of fossil fuels and the risks associated with nuclear energy, Germany’s energy transition aims to achieve a sustainable, environmentally sound supply of ...

    Authors: Christine Rösch, Klaus-Rainer Bräutigam, Jürgen Kopfmüller, Volker Stelzer and Patrick Lichtner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:1

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  20. Content type: Original article

    This article entails an innovative approach to smart grid technology implementation, as it connects governance research with legal analysis. We apply the empirico-legal ‘ILTIAD framework’, which combines Elino...

    Authors: Imke Lammers and Michiel A. Heldeweg

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:36

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  21. Content type: Original article

    We analyse Gordon’s trade-off by adapting Thurow’s approach of pure public good using the example of the German energy sector which is in a transition process to a low-carbon sustainable energy system (Energie...

    Authors: Holger Schlör, Wolfgang Fischer and Jürgen-Friedrich Hake

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:34

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  22. Content type: Original Article

    Mainly based on expanding the grid, Chile has reached an impressive electrification rate. However, due to unviable grid expansion to islands and remote areas of the country, the government started implementing...

    Authors: Sarah Feron, Harald Heinrichs and Raul R. Cordero

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:32

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  23. Content type: Original Article

    Three groups of stakeholders are mainly involved in the planning, assessment, and approval processes for wind parks: the planners, the public, and the responsible public authorities. These groups have varying ...

    Authors: Vendula Betakova, Jiri Vojar and Petr Sklenicka

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:31

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  24. Content type: Original article

    Biogas plays a worthwhile role as a renewable, storable energy source. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the core process in biogas production. The two most common process upsets that occur during this biotechnologi...

    Authors: Lucie Moeller and Andreas Zehnsdorf

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:30

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Availability of reliable energy supply plays a critical role in the social, economic, and cultural transformation of society. The Uganda electricity sector has suffered long standing supply side constraints th...

    Authors: Geofrey Okoboi and Joseph Mawejje

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:29

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  26. Content type: Original article

    The banana pseudo-stem is a low-lignin-content lignocellulosic biomass that can be used for methane production. In recent years, anaerobic digestion (AD) of dried banana stems for methane production has attrac...

    Authors: Chao Li, Gangjin Liu, Ivo A. Nges, Liangwei Deng, Mihaela Nistor and Jing Liu

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:27

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  27. Content type: Original article

    The focus of the paper is on scenario studies that examine energy systems. This type of studies is usually based on formal energy models, from which energy policy recommendations are derived. In order to be va...

    Authors: Karl-Kiên Cao, Felix Cebulla, Jonatan J. Gómez Vilchez, Babak Mousavi and Sigrid Prehofer

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:28

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Nigeria’s rural coastline communities have long suffered from the consequences of both poor rural electrification and environmental degradation. Therefore, there is an urgent need to provide an optimal sustain...

    Authors: E. O. Diemuodeke, S. Hamilton and A. Addo

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:26

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  29. Content type: Forum article

    Biodiversity is severely declining in intensively managed agriculture worldwide. In response, land-management strategies for biodiversity conservation on farmland are in debate, namely ecological intensificati...

    Authors: Jens Dauber and Saori Miyake

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:25

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  30. Content type: Short communication

    Due to the consequence of industrial CO2 emission, the surface temperature of Earth is rising at an alarming rate, causing accelerating deadly effects on the environment and living beings. Thus, an approach to mi...

    Authors: Md. Faruque Hossain

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:24

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  31. Content type: Original article

    The sedge mats (dyeing, weaving processes, and small-scale livestock farm at the same place) craft villages in the Mekong Delta (Vietnam) are the most popular craft villages in Vietnam, especially in the Mekon...

    Authors: Thanh Hai Le, Van Thanh Tran, Quoc Vi Le, Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen, Hans Schnitzer and Gerhart Braunegg

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:21

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Increasing numbers of households install renewable energy production systems like photovoltaic panels thereby contributing to a more sustainable energy system. Other developments, like in-home storage or peer-...

    Authors: Sandra Bellekom, Maarten Arentsen and Kirsten van Gorkum

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:22

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  33. Content type: Original article

    The accessibility of reliable local solar resource data plays a critical role in the evaluation and development of any concentrating solar power (CSP) or photovoltaic (PV) project, impacting the areas of site ...

    Authors: Jonathan R. Raush, Terrence L. Chambers, Ben Russo and Keith Crump

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:18

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  34. Content type: Review

    The huge deficiency of electricity due to heavy reliance on imported fuels has become a significant impediment to socio-economic development in Pakistan. This scenario creates an increase in local fuel prices ...

    Authors: Abdul Raheem, Sikandar Ali Abbasi, Asif Memon, Saleem R. Samo, Y. H. Taufiq-Yap, Michael K. Danquah and Razif Harun

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:16

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  35. Content type: Original article

    The goal of the study is to examine the general public’s understanding and perceptions of bioenergy and biofuels in North Carolina (NC) and Tennessee (TN). The study focuses on the public concerns, support and...

    Authors: Robert I. Radics, Sudipta Dasmohapatra and Stephen S. Kelley

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:17

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  36. Content type: Original article

    The use of traditional energy sources such as wood, animal dung and agricultural residue by households has been in practice since time immemorial. This has however been identified as a cause of environmental p...

    Authors: Danladi Yusufu Bisu, Aondoyila Kuhe and Humphrey Aondover Iortyer

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:15

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  37. Content type: Original Article

    In 2002, the province of Ontario introduced plans to ban coal in thermoelectric power production. Rural communities with a high proportion of power plant jobs (such as Atikokan, Ontario, Canada) grappled with ...

    Authors: Jason E. E. Dampier, Chander Shahi, R. Harvey Lemelin and Nancy Luckai

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:14

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