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  1. Content type: Original article

    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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  2. Content type: Original article

    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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  3. Content type: Original article

    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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  4. Content type: Original article

    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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  5. Content type: Original article

    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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  6. Content type: Original article

    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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  7. Content type: Original article

    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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  8. Content type: Original article

    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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  9. Content type: Original article

    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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  10. Content type: Review

    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

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  11. Content type: Original article

    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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  12. Content type: Original article

    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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  13. Content type: Original article

    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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  14. Content type: Original article

    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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  15. Content type: Original article

    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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  16. Content type: Original article

    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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  17. Content type: Original article

    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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  18. Content type: Original article

    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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  19. Content type: Review

    Concern has been raised that the electrical grid of this nation is vulnerable to prolonged collapse. The postulated mechanisms are geomagnetic storms, electromagnetic pulse attacks (EMP) via a high altitude nu...

    Authors: Matthew Weiss and Martin Weiss

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:18

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  20. Content type: Original article

    The transition towards a more sustainable energy system is urgent for addressing global environmental and social challenges, and will require transformative changes including improved energy efficiency in the ...

    Authors: Sofie Sandin, Lena Neij and Per Mickwitz

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:17

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  21. Content type: Short communication

    In pursuing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy access for all, India’s electrification efforts are dominated by a central electricity grid, ...

    Authors: Anthony P. Heynen, Paul A. Lant, Simon Smart, Srinivas Sridharan and Chris Greig

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:16

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  22. Content type: Original article

    The energy sector plays an important role in the economic growth in Jordan due to the fact that Jordan imports around 97% of its needs from primary energy. The purpose of this study is to explore the pattern o...

    Authors: Rami Nabil Dar-Mousa and Zeyad Makhamreh

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:15

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  23. Content type: Original article

    Silo-thinking stands for one-dimensional and sectorial policy and decision-making in which natural resources managers do not reflect on interrelations between different sectors involved in the management of resou...

    Authors: Moises Covarrubias, Gert Spaargaren and Ingrid Boas

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:14

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  24. Content type: Original article

    District heating is widely used for thermal energy supply and offers a broad range of benefits like the possibility to integrate decentral heat supply technologies or to foster the utilisation of renewable ene...

    Authors: Peter Lichtenwoehrer, Susanna Erker, Franz Zach and Gernot Stoeglehner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:12

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  25. Content type: Original article

    In the past two centuries, energy consumption per capita has significantly increased. At the same time the fundamentals of energy provision have continuously developed towards fossil energy sources. This exten...

    Authors: Susanna Erker, Peter Lichtenwoehrer, Franz Zach and Gernot Stoeglehner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:11

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  26. Content type: Original article

    Energy is given high priority in the national development agendas of most Small Island Developing States (SIDS) because it is intertwined with social, economic and environmental challenges. Many SIDS experienc...

    Authors: Aaron Atteridge and Georgia Savvidou

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:10

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  27. Content type: Original article

    The population in Burkina Faso is rapidly adopting irrigation to adapt to negative impacts of climate change like prolonged drought, rainfall variability and desertification. The solar water pumping systems (S...

    Authors: Daniel Yamegueu, Yunus Alokore and Giulia Corso

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:8

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Intellectual capital can not only help companies to obtain sustainable competitive advantage, but also serve as a key factor in corporate performance improvement and value creation. For knowledge-intensive and...

    Authors: Xin-long Xu and Cheng Kun Liu

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:7

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  29. Content type: Original article

    Biomethane, as a potential substitute for natural gas, reduces the use of fossil-based sources, promoting bioenergy applications. Biomethane for energy use can be produced using a variety of biomass types and ...

    Authors: Elham Ahmadi Moghaddam, Niclas Ericsson, Per-Anders Hansson and Åke Nordberg

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:6

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  30. Content type: Original article

    Both social structures and people’s beliefs affect the diffusion of innovations, but few studies have been able to understand how these dual influences operate simultaneously. Understanding this simultaneity i...

    Authors: Arundhati Jagadish and Puneet Dwivedi

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:5

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  31. Content type: Review

    This review article provides a synthesis of the most significant transitions taking place in the energy systems of the USA in 2018. These include the leveling off of the total consumption of primary energy and...

    Authors: Peter D. Saundry

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:4

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Community-owned solar mini-grids (SMGs) are increasingly promoted to provide communities access to reliable electricity, empowering local actors as they become active stakeholders in projects. However, early f...

    Authors: Aparna Katre, Arianna Tozzi and Subhes Bhattacharyya

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:2

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  33. Content type: Original article

    Morocco is facing major challenges in terms of its future energy supply and demand. Specifically, the country is confronted with rising electricity demand, which in turn will lead to higher fossil fuel import ...

    Authors: Thomas Schinko, Sönke Bohm, Nadejda Komendantova, El Mostafa Jamea and Marina Blohm

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2019 9:1

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  34. Content type: Original article

    Energy crop production for biogas still relies mainly on maize, but the co-digestion of alternative energy crops (legumes, amaranth, ryegrass, flower mixtures) with maize can have several advantages. First, a ...

    Authors: Wiebke Fahlbusch, Katharina Hey, Benedikt Sauer and Hans Ruppert

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:38

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  35. Content type: Original article

    French energy policy calls for ambitious growth in the biogas sector, with the quantity of biomethane fed into the public grid targeted at 8 TWh per year by 2023. Although today biomethane in France serves pre...

    Authors: Carsten Herbes, Simon Chouvellon and Joachim Lacombe

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:37

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  36. Content type: Review

    The transition to a sustainable future challenges the current energy grids with the integration of variable, distributed renewable energy sources. On a technical level, multi-energy systems may provide the nec...

    Authors: Lukas Kriechbaum, Gerhild Scheiber and Thomas Kienberger

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:35

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  37. Content type: Review

    This review highlights recent developments and future perspectives on CO2 capture from power plants and energy-intensive industries to reduce CO2 emissions. Different types of membrane materials for CO2 capture w...

    Authors: Xuezhong He

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:34

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  38. Content type: Original article

    There are several studies associating the construction of power plants to the increase in deforestation rates. However, there are no case studies analyzing deforestation near power plants, seeking to find a lo...

    Authors: Orleno Marques da Silva Junior, Marco Aurélio dos Santos, Claudio Fabian Szlafsztein, Jose Manoel Antelo Gomez and Juliana Pinto Pereira

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:33

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  39. Content type: Review

    The transformation of the energy system to a renewable one is crucial to enable sustainable development for mankind. The integration of high shares of renewable energy sources (RES) in the energy matrix is, ho...

    Authors: Luis Ramirez Camargo and Gernot Stoeglehner

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:32

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  40. Content type: Original article

    Sociotechnical transitions require pressure to be exerted from inside or outside of the prevailing ‘regime’, without which various path dependencies combine to maintain the status quo. Change agents including ...

    Authors: Eduardo Noboa, Paul Upham and Harald Heinrichs

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:31

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  41. Content type: Original article

    Solid biomass-based energy is expected to retain its position as a sole fuel source for households in the rural part of Ethiopia unless alternative energy sources are introduced. Synthesizing small-scale renew...

    Authors: Haftu Etsay Kelebe

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018 8:30

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