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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Content type: Original article

    Due to the available volumes, biogenic residues are a promising resource for renewable fuels for passenger cars to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In this study, we compare three fuels from forest resid...

    Authors: Oliver Hurtig, Ludwig Leible, Stefan Kälber, Gunnar Kappler and Ulrich Spicher

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:12

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Community initiatives for renewable energy are emerging across Europe but with varying numbers, success rates and strategies. A literature overview identifies structural, strategic and biophysical conditions f...

    Authors: Marieke Oteman, Mark Wiering and Jan-Kees Helderman

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:11

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  22. Content type: Original article

    Energy systems for smart regions will require on the one hand a much higher share of renewable energy sources for heat and electricity and on the other hand a high standard integration of industry and utilitie...

    Authors: Stephan Maier and Ariadni Gemenetzi

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:9

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  23. Content type: Original article

    There is a growing body of literature that examines the role of local governments in addressing climate change vis-à-vis mitigation and adaptation. Although it appears that climate change mitigation strategies - ...

    Authors: Thomas Hoppe, Maya M van den Berg and Frans HJM Coenen

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:8

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  24. Content type: Original article

    Multiple channels of sustainable urban development could be managed in the process of an inter-disciplinary cooperation and creative involvement of all stakeholders. The paper aims to verify how the specific m...

    Authors: Gintaras Stauskis

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:7

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  25. Content type: Original article

    This paper investigates the decision-making processes of mayors on the municipal level in Brandenburg, Germany, to support 100% renewable energy policies as well as the respective key success factors. Three di...

    Authors: Henner Busch and Kes McCormick

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:5

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  26. Content type: Original article

    To achieve the ambition of the energy transition in the built environment, Dutch local governments try to motivate citizens to participate as communities in policy processes. There is a general expectation tha...

    Authors: Maurits PT Sanders, Michiel A Heldeweg, Elly GP Straatman and Johan FDB Wempe

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:4

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Beyond the motivation to reduce the environmental impact of energy production, the economic rationale is a key incentive for local communities to become involved in renewable energy (RE). Substituting imported...

    Authors: Katharina Heinbach, Astrid Aretz, Bernd Hirschl, Andreas Prahl and Steven Salecki

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2014 4:1

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Biomass fuel is the main source of rural household energy in many developing countries in South and Southeast Asia. This paper examines the preference and attitude towards biomass fuels of consumers living in ...

    Authors: Md Kamrul Hassan, Pradipta Halder, Paavo Pelkonen and Ari Pappinen

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:24

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  29. Content type: Short communication

    The use of biogas as renewable resource of energy is of growing interest. To increase the efficiency and sustainability of anaerobic biogas reactors, process failures such as overacidification, foaming, and fl...

    Authors: Tobias Lienen, Anne Kleyböcker, Manuel Brehmer, Matthias Kraume, Lucie Moeller, Kati Görsch and Hilke Würdemann

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:20

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  30. Content type: Original article

    As fossil fuels run out, more attention should be paid to renewable energies, among which wind energy is one of the best. Therefore, the optimization of its energetic efficiency in variable speed wind turbines...

    Authors: Alireza Fakharzadeh J, Fatemeh Jamshidi and Leila Talebnezhad

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:19

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  31. Content type: Review

    The hydration and carbonation of olivine, the most common mineral on Earth, produce a large amount of heat. Unfortunately, the reaction is too slow for normal technological applications, but when thermally wel...

    Authors: Roelof D Schuiling

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:18

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Developing medium- to long-term energy scenarios is a key to achieve goals of energy security and greenhouse gas emission reduction through the implementation of effective public policies.

    Authors: Marcos Vinícius Eloy Xavier, Andrea Marcello Bassi, Cibele Mally de Souza, Wilson Pereira Barbosa Filho, Kevin Schleiss and Felipe Nunes

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:17

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  33. Content type: Original article

    Since 1940s, other than a few success stories, the outcomes of efforts of development and dissemination of improved cookstoves a have not been so fruitful. This paper presents a bottom-up approach that was succes...

    Authors: Vijay H Honkalaskar, Upendra V Bhandarkar and Milind Sohoni

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:16

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