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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Content type: Short communication

    One of the most promising alternatives to gasoline as fuel in the transport industry is bioethanol, whether if it is conventional (based on raw materials containing sugar and starch) or produced from lignocell...

    Authors: Tino Lassmann, Philipp Kravanja and Anton Friedl

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:27

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  27. Content type: Review

    This article presents some crucial findings of the joint research project entitled «Storage of electric energy from renewable sources in the natural gas grid-water electrolysis and synthesis of gas components»...

    Authors: Tanja Schaaf, Jochen Grünig, Markus Roman Schuster, Tobias Rothenfluh and Andreas Orth

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:2

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  28. Content type: Original article

    In 2002, the provincial government of Ontario first announced plans to close all coal-burning thermoelectric generating stations. Facing the loss of local jobs should the local generating station close, Atikok...

    Authors: Jason Ernest Elvin Dampier, R Harvey Lemelin, Chander Shahi and Nancy Luckai

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:26

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  29. Content type: Original article

    This paper introduces the concepts, methods and the implementation of a calculator for the energetic long term analysis of residential settlement structures (ELAS). The freely available online tool addresses, ...

    Authors: Gernot Stoeglehner, Wolfgang Baaske, Hermine Mitter, Nora Niemetz, Karl-Heinz Kettl, Michael Weiss, Bettina Lancaster and Georg Neugebauer

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:24

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  30. Content type: Original article

    The political agenda on wind power usage intends its further expansion in a large scale. As most energy sources, wind power can have negative impacts on humans and environment; this expansion can be accompanie...

    Authors: Georg Felber and Gernot Stoeglehner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:22

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  31. Content type: Review

    The global demand for energy, particularly for transport fuels, will continue to increase significantly in the future. In addition to other options, like increased technological efficiencies, traffic reduction...

    Authors: Franziska Müller-Langer, Stefan Majer and Sinéad O'Keeffe

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:20

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Environmental systems often have a very complex structure. Methods from computational intelligence (CI) that are often inspired by nature can help to improve these systems. On the one hand, CI methods can be u...

    Authors: Michael Bongards, Daniel Gaida, Oliver Trauer and Christian Wolf

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:19

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  33. Content type: Review

    An extrapolation of the world energy consumption from 1990 to 2010 indicates a complete exhaustion of the world reserves of oil, natural gas, uranium, and coal by 2043, 2047, 2051, and 2055, respectively. For ...

    Authors: Koji Hashimoto, Naokazu Kumagai, Koichi Izumiya, Hiroyuki Takano and Zenta Kato

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:17

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  34. Content type: Forum article

    Although the goals of the country’s energy transition (Energiewende) are widely accepted in Germany, the specific route to get there is itself a matter of great controversy. The individual measures that are part ...

    Authors: Erik Gawel, Paul Lehmann, Klaas Korte, Sebastian Strunz, Jana Bovet, Wolfgang Köck, Philipp Massier, Andreas Löschel, Dominik Schober, Dörte Ohlhorst, Kerstin Tews, Miranda Schreurs, Matthias Reeg and Sandra Wassermann

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:15

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  35. Content type: Original article

    This paper aims to identify specific local roadway infrastructure design guidelines associated with the construction and operation of sustainable energy source facilities, such as ethanol plants, biomass plant...

    Authors: Karim A AbdelWarith, Panagiotis Ch Anastasopoulos, Wayne Richardson, Jon D Fricker and John E Haddock

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:14

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Domestic consumers with photovoltaic (PV) systems in the UK can benefit financially by time-shifting their electricity demand to coincide with the output of the PV. This behaviour is a form of demand response ...

    Authors: Eoghan McKenna and Murray Thomson

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:13

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