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  1. Content type: Original article

    The last decade has seen major development and adoption of bioenergy, particularly in Germany. This has resulted in a scattering of decentralised bioenergy plants across the landscape, due to their dependency ...

    Authors: Sinéad O’Keeffe, Sandra Wochele-Marx and Daniela Thrän

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:12

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  2. Content type: Original article

    Renewable energy (RE) has been talked about for more than 30 years while there is an increased use of fossil fuels accompanied by subsequent negative environmental impacts and supply decline. This study explor...

    Authors: Joshua Sunday Riti and Yang Shu

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:13

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Energy, Sustainability and Society 2017 7:16

  3. Content type: Original article

    Understanding the response of nitrogen fluxes to changes in land use and agricultural practices is crucial for improving the instream water quality prediction. In central Germany, the expansion of bioenergy cr...

    Authors: Seifeddine Jomaa, Sanyuan Jiang, Daniela Thraen and Michael Rode

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:11

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  4. Content type: Original article

    To investigate the future trends of energy demand in Japan accurately, it is necessary to clarify the factors that determine the fluctuations in energy demands across regions. Specifically, it is necessary to ...

    Authors: Akihiro Otsuka

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:10

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  5. Content type: Review

    Power generation in Ghana has gone through a number of phases: starting with diesel generators and stand-alone electricity supply systems owned by industrial mines and factories, to the hydro phase following t...

    Authors: Maame Esi Eshun and Joe Amoako-Tuffour

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:9

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Energy models are used to illustrate, calculate and evaluate energy futures under given assumptions. The results of energy models are energy scenarios representing uncertain energy futures.

    Authors: Monika Culka

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:7

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  7. Content type: Original article

    In the last 60 years, the scientists spent tens of billion dollars attempting to develop useful thermonuclear energy. But they cannot yet reach a stable thermonuclear reaction. They still are promising publicl...

    Authors: Alexander Bolonkin

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:8

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  8. Content type: Review

    Bioenergy is given an important role in reaching national and international climate change targets. However, uncertainties relating to emission reductions and the timeframe for these reductions are increasingl...

    Authors: Mirjam Röder and Patricia Thornley

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:6

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  9. Content type: Original article

    An offline optimization approach based on energy storage management response in a microgrid was not fast and not reliable enough to control and adjust the system efficiently after the loss of the utility grid....

    Authors: Thongchart Kerdphol, Yaser Qudaih, Masayuki Watanabe and Yasunori Mitani

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:5

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  10. Content type: Original article

    This paper focuses on discourses of transition in the electricity system in the Irish print media, with particular attention to both the framing and the scalar referents of the debate. We characterise some of ...

    Authors: Gerard Mullally and Edmond Byrne

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:3

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  11. Content type: Original article

    The area used for bioenergy crops (annual row crops (e.g., wheat, maize), herbaceous perennial grasses, and short-rotation woody crops (e.g., poplar)) is increasing because the substitution of fossil fuels by ...

    Authors: Mehmet Senbayram, Christian Wenthe, Annika Lingner, Johannes Isselstein, Horst Steinmann, Cengiz Kaya and Sarah Köbke

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:2

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Dedicated bioenergy crops such as switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), miscanthus [Miscanthus x giganteus (Mxg)], indiangrass [Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash], and big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii Vitman) can provid...

    Authors: Leonard C. Kibet, Humberto Blanco-Canqui, Robert B. Mitchell and Walter H. Schacht

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2016 6:1

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  13. Content type: Review

    Improving the publics’ understanding of the energy system is a challenging task. Making citizens aware of how the complex energy system functions and how consumers of energy services can respond to a changing ...

    Authors: Huijie Li, Ilan Chabay, Ortwin Renn, Andreas Weber and Grace Mbungu

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:37

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  14. Content type: Review

    Today bioenergy plays a major role in the renewable energy provision, for heat and power and for liquid biofuels as well. With an increasing share of renewables on the one hand side and a limited availability ...

    Authors: Daniela Thrän, Martin Dotzauer, Volker Lenz, Jan Liebetrau and Andreas Ortwein

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:35

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  15. Content type: Original article

    For the development of a sustainable energy system, the public’s contribution to the sustainment of the system’s current operations will become vital. The public’s role is expected to change from that of passi...

    Authors: Christian Büscher and Patrick Sumpf

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:34

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  16. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    For a new district in the Dutch city Meppel, a hybrid energy concept is developed based on bio-gas co-generation. The generated electricity is used to power domestic heat pumps which supply thermal energy for ...

    Authors: Jiří Fink, Richard P. van Leeuwen, Johann L. Hurink and Gerard J.M. Smit

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:33

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  17. Content type: Original article

    The decentralised and private nature of small-scale renewable energy development does not fit traditional models of government planning and oversight. The land use impacts related to these developments are not...

    Authors: Cheryl de Boer, Richard Hewitt, Hans Bressers, Patricia Martinez Alonso, Verónica Hernández Jiménez, Jaime Díaz Pacheco and Lara Román Bermejo

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:31

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  18. Content type: Original article

    The project KREIS focuses on a new combination of renewable energy provision with innovative wastewater treatment, called the “Hamburg Water Cycle®” (HWC) which will be applied in Hamburg’s neighbourhood Jenfe...

    Authors: S. Hertel, P. Navarro, S. Deegener and I. Körner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:29

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  19. Content type: Original article

    The growing need for energy and the associated increase in environmental problems are leading to ever greater demands for a radical transformation in todays’ power systems with a move towards higher levels of ...

    Authors: Petra Gsodam, Romana Rauter and Rupert J. Baumgartner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:28

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  20. Content type: Short communication

    In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, governments seek to replace conventional fuels by renewable ones. Nowadays, most attention is paid to electric vehicles in the transport systems and the use of rene...

    Authors: Anamarija Šare, Goran Krajačić, Tomislav Pukšec and Neven Duić

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:27

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  21. Content type: Original article

    The links between pollution, institutions, and economic growth may be not so univocal as argued in the literature, as these factors may influence each other since some reverse causality may exist between them....

    Authors: Concetta Castiglione, Davide Infante and Janna Smirnova

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:26

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  22. Content type: Original article

    Reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in order to address climate change requires behavioral changes by the citizens, who will have to adopt more environmentally friendly and energy-saving practices.

    Authors: Kostas Koumoutsos, Aristotelis Kretsis, Panagiotis Kokkinos, Emmanouel A Varvarigos, Vassilis Nikolopoulos, Eirini Gkioxi and Anastatios Zafeiropoulos

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:24

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  23. Content type: Original article

    An indirect, active-type, environmentally friendly, low-cost solar dryer was designed to dry various agricultural products. The dryer was built by locally available, biologically degradable, low-cost materials...

    Authors: Vinay Narayan Hegde, Viraj Shrikanth Hosur, Samyukthkumar K Rathod, Puneet A Harsoor and K Badari Narayana

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:23

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  24. Content type: Original article

    While the share of bioenergy in the overall energy supply has increased over the last decade, its social acceptance is fragile, mainly due to concerns about negative sustainability impacts. In this paper, we w...

    Authors: Jurgen Ganzevles, Lotte Asveld and Patricia Osseweijer

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:22

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  25. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    A future, highly renewable electricity system will be largely based on fluctuating renewables. The integration of wind and solar photovoltaics presents a major challenge. Transmission can be used to lower the ...

    Authors: Rolando A. Rodriguez, Magnus Dahl, Sarah Becker and Martin Greiner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:21

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  26. Content type: Original article

    Standardization is concerned with ongoing terminology standardization activities. Activities are rather complex in divergent topics and current themes of interest. The article is concerned with terminology sta...

    Authors: Susanne Arndt, Tatyana Sheveleva and Christoph Goeker

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:20

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  27. Content type: Original article

    The Eurostat statistics on the 28 EU member states’ performance in relation to renewable energy show that the Netherlands comes 25th in the EU-28. Yet, 500 initiatives were started by citizens and social group...

    Authors: J. A. M. Hufen and J. F. M. Koppenjan

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:18

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  28. Content type: Original article

    In the last decade, the demand for and supply of energy wood from forests has increased, and experts expect a further increase in the future due to political and societal changes. The objective of this paper w...

    Authors: Dörte Marie Peters, Kristina Wirth, Britta Böhr, Francesca Ferranti, Elena Górriz-Mifsud, Leena Kärkkäinen, Janez Krč, Mikko Kurttila, Vasja Leban, Berit H Lindstad, Špela Pezdevšek Malovrh, Till Pistorius, Regina Rhodius, Birger Solberg and Lidija Zadnik Stirn

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:17

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  29. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    The energy supply of the Meppel district Nieuwveense landen is based on biogas cogeneration, district heating, and ground source heat pumps. A centrally located combined heat and power engine (CHP) converts bi...

    Authors: Richard P van Leeuwen, Jirka Fink, Jan B de Wit and Gerard JM Smit

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:16

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  30. Content type: Forum article

    Although the objectives of the Energiewende (energy transition) are broadly accepted in Germany, the practical ways of achieving them remain highly contentious. In particular, the question of whether and how secu...

    Authors: Paul Lehmann, Robert Brandt, Erik Gawel, Sven Heim, Klaas Korte, Andreas Löschel, Philipp Massier, Matthias Reeg, Dominik Schober and Sandra Wassermann

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:15

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Increasing the market and system integration of renewable energy sources (RES) is regarded as key to reducing the costs of RES support and transforming the electricity system. In several EU countries, feed-in ...

    Authors: Alexandra Purkus, Erik Gawel, Marc Deissenroth, Kristina Nienhaus and Sandra Wassermann

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:12

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Renewable energy (RE) creates opportunities for sustainable, socioeconomic development of local communities as fossil fuel-based energy imports are substituted with local RE sources. Established methods such a...

    Authors: Jörg Raupach-Sumiya, Hironao Matsubara, Andreas Prahl, Astrid Aretz and Steven Salecki

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:10

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  33. Content type: Original article

    An important avenue toward a proper ‘energy transition’ through regional and local projects is for government to collaborate with private sector organizations. In the energy sector, these latter organizations ...

    Authors: Michiel A Heldeweg, Maurits Sanders and Marc Harmsen

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:9

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  34. Content type: Original article

    The heavy reliance of the global food chain on the use of fossil fuels and anticipated rise in global population threatens future global food security. Due to the complexity of the food and energy systems, the...

    Authors: Baboo Lesh Gowreesunker and Savvas A Tassou

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:7

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  35. Content type: Original article

    In Germany, the energy system is undergoing reorganisation from a centralised system based on fossil fuels and nuclear power to a sustainable system based on decentralised production and consumption of energy,...

    Authors: Birte Viétor, Thomas Hoppe and Joy Clancy

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:5

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Energy crops are of considerable importance for biogas production, especially in Germany. The main energy crops for that purpose are corn silage, grass silage, whole crop grain silage and other non-legume crop...

    Authors: P. Walter Stinner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:4

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Whey is just turning from a waste of milk processing to a renewable raw material in biotechnology for producing single-cell protein, bio-ethanol, or ethyl acetate as an economic alternative. Conversion of whey...

    Authors: Christian Löser, Thanet Urit, Erik Gruner and Thomas Bley

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:2

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  38. Content type: Original article

    For a precise description of the emission situation of the anaerobic digestion (AD) of the separately collected organic fraction of household waste (bio-waste), only a few data are available. The paper present...

    Authors: Jaqueline Daniel-Gromke, Jan Liebetrau, Velina Denysenko and Christian Krebs

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2015 5:3

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