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  1. 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

    Content type: Review

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  2. 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

    Content type: Forum article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Short communication

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  15. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Review

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  17. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  19. An oversupply of solar radiation in Northern Africa as well as high energy consumption in the economic centers of Central Europe give reason to an international cross-linking of regenerative power supply. A fu...

    Authors: Katrin Walter and Stephan Bosch

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:14

    Content type: Original article

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  20. The aim of this paper is to analyze the unintended consequences of green government policies. This paper begins by providing a background on how the implementation of the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA)...

    Authors: Roshan Mehdizadeh and Martin Fischer

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:12

    Content type: Original article

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  21. The province of Ontario in Canada is the first North American jurisdiction withlegislation in place to eliminate coal-fired thermoelectric production by theend of 2014. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) operates ...

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

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:11

    Content type: Review

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  22. Biogas is one of the most promising regenerative energies. The simple fundamental principle underlying behind biomethanation is the conversion of biomass into biogas by microorganisms in four steps, whereby pr...

    Authors: Carina Gasch, Ina Hildebrandt, Falk Rebbe and Isolde Röske

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:10

    Content type: Original article

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  23. Renewable energy technology can meet the energy needs of remote communities if local renewable energy resources are available and if it is deployed in a way that meets reasonable community expectations, thus a...

    Authors: Maria Retnanestri and Hugh Outhred

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:9

    Content type: Original article

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  24. This paper aims to create insights into people's technology preferences in striving to achieve a low-carbon electricity generation system. The investigation seeks to analyze informed rather than mere opinion-b...

    Authors: Dirk Scheer, Wilfried Konrad and Oliver Scheel

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:8

    Content type: Original article

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  25. This article examines the scope of voluntary certification schemes, based on the sustainability criteria of the European Renewable Energy Directive for biofuel production in the context of social sustainabilit...

    Authors: Anna Mohr and Linda Bausch

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:6

    Content type: Original article

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  26. Sustainable biohydrogen production can be achieved by dark fermentation of organic wastes, and studies were carried out using a range of substrates and inocula. The bacterial populations involved were mainly i...

    Authors: Rita Di Bonito, Antonella Marone, Giulia Massini, Chiara Patriarca, Silvia Rosa, Antonella Signorini, Cristiano Varrone, Corinna Viola and Giulio Izzo

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2013 3:3

    Content type: Short communication

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  27. Recently, several papers have assessed land use consequences of biofuel expansion. In the absence of empirical evidence, these papers assigned subjective values to extensive margin (productivity of new croplan...

    Authors: Farzad Taheripour, Qianlai Zhuang, Wallace E Tyner and Xiaoliang Lu

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:25

    Content type: Original article

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  28. Due to a rapid urbanization process in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile (MRS), the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated has increased considerably within the last years. MSW should be ma...

    Authors: Tahnee González Martínez, Klaus-Rainer Bräutigam and Helmut Seifert

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:24

    Content type: Original article

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  29. Forward-thinking governments recognize that local renewable resource use is crucial to the resilience of communities and are developing and implementing community energy plans (CEPs). Guelph, Ontario, (Canada)...

    Authors: Joseph H McIntyre

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:23

    Content type: Original article

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  30. Energy input in agriculture has increased tremendously and accounts for about 17% of total energy consumed in the USA. Precision agriculture involves knowledge-based technical management systems to optimize ap...

    Authors: Ganesh C Bora, John F Nowatzki and David C Roberts

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:22

    Content type: Original article

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  31. Climate change has become a concern of both policy makers and consumers. Transportation constitutes a key source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; hence, alternative transportation fuels with reduced GHG emis...

    Authors: Adrienne E Marra, Kimberly L Jensen, Christopher D Clark, Burton C English and Dustin K Toliver

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:21

    Content type: Original article

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  32. Nonindustrial private forest owners (NIPFs) in Finland are important stakeholders of forest management and roundwood supply decisions. Their role will also be significant to supply energy wood to meet Finland'...

    Authors: Pradipta Halder, Timo Weckroth, Qu Mei and Paavo Pelkonen

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:19

    Content type: Short communication

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  33. Biogas made from main crops (e.g., corn) is commonly used for producing electricity and heat. Nevertheless, the production of energy from monocultures is highly unsustainable and not truly renewable. Since nei...

    Authors: Nora Niemetz and Karl-Heinz Kettl

    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2012 2:18

    Content type: Original article

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