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  1. In Tanzania, firewood, charcoal, and agricultural waste play a crucial role in daily life as sources of cooking energy, especially in rural areas. Using these energy sources contributes to deforestation and th...

    Authors: Paulo Martin Sanka, Olivier Germain, Leyla Khalifa, Hans Komakech and Hezron Magambo
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:14
  2. Energy cooperatives in Europe have become more prominent due to the growing interest in and development of renewable energy sources. Cooperatives are often seen as an instrument in the transition to a low-carb...

    Authors: Fijnanda van Klingeren and Tine De Moor
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:13
  3. The choice of energy sources is essential for sustainable development to combat different environmental issues caused by the consumption of fossil fuels. Though diesel engines are considered more efficient and...

    Authors: Pijush Kanti Mondal and Bijan Kumar Mandal
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:12
  4. Injera is food consumed daily by Ethiopians like bread and rice in other parts of the world. Biomass stoves are used to bake Injera in most rural households. The unsustainable use of fuelwood causes deforestation...

    Authors: Asfafaw Haileselassie Tesfay, Kibreab Tsegay, Mulu Bayray Kahsay, Mesele Hayelom Hailu and Muyiwa Samuel Adaramola
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:11
  5. Considering energy- and climate-related policies adopted, the European Union and the People’s Republic of China are expected to be on the same trajectory of reducing pollution, aiming for carbon neutrality in ...

    Authors: Nevena Šekarić Stojanović and Katarina Zakić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:10
  6. The need for greenhouse gas abatement measures grows as climate change threatens life on earth. Negative emission technologies, such as carbon capture and utilization (CCU), can reduce emissions from the trans...

    Authors: Linda Engelmann, Katrin Arning and Martina Ziefle
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:9
  7. In Lebanon, poultry production is one of the major components of the agricultural sector; however, it suffers from increasing energy costs necessary to cover poultry heating requirements. This affects the prof...

    Authors: Sara T. Sleem, Darine A. Salam, Nesreen Ghaddar, Kamel Abou Ghali, Ghassan Chehab, Nuhad Daghir, Youssef Doughan and Nicolas Haddad
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:8
  8. One common renewable energy source for substituting fossil sources is photovoltaic (PV) systems. However, installing PV systems in agricultural areas can lead to competition with other land uses. These project...

    Authors: Janna Marie Hilker, Maria Busse, Klaus Müller and Jana Zscheischler
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:6
  9. At the COP21, cities were recognised as key actors in combatting climate change. In supporting cities, climate city networks such as transnational climate networks (TCNs) and national climate networks (NCNs) h...

    Authors: Mateo Zapata Arango, Thomas Hoppe, Anatol Itten and Kornelis Blok
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:5
  10. Compared to other sectors, the building sector is seriously lagging in efforts to mitigate climate change. In particular, heat provision needs to move to low-carbon options at greater speed. Municipalities are...

    Authors: Thomas Krikser, Melf-Hinrich Ehlers and Adriano Profeta
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:4
  11. The main goal of the paper is to review the existing state and propose a model solution for the introduction of the waste-to-energy concept in the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as these Balkan...

    Authors: Draženko Bjelić, Dragana Nešković Markić, Dunja Prokić, Borislav N. Malinović and Andrea Andrejević Panić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:3
  12. The production of liquid biofuel in Eastern Africa countries has the potential to play an important role on the global biofuel markets in the coming years, because transportation fuel demand is expected to gro...

    Authors: Fekadu K. Miftah and Doris Mutta
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2024 14:1
  13. Highly carbonized energy use in ecologically fragile areas of Northwest China seriously endangers the health of residents and the ecological environment. However, poor energy affordability remains a major obst...

    Authors: Lingyan Li, Huihui Song, Mimi Duan, Yongchao Zhu and Xi Luo
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:50
  14. The role of geothermal technology in the context of global efforts toward carbon-free and clean energy production is becoming increasingly important. Social acceptance is a decisive factor in the successful im...

    Authors: Robin Renoth, Elmar Buchner, Martin Schmieder, Maximilian Keim, Manfred Plechaty and Michael Drews
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:49
  15. UN defined Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promotes international relations as a platform of cooperation between all stakeholders to achieve peace, stability, and prosperity bu...

    Authors: Miroslav Stevanović, Predrag Pavlićević, Nikola Vujinović and Mirjana Radovanović
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:48
  16. Development finance is vital for low- and middle-income countries to enhance their sustainability agendas, as it provides essential funding necessary to close domestic financing gaps, including in the energy s...

    Authors: Amar Causevic, Biljana Macura, Nabil Haque, Sasa Solujic and Adnan Ploskić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:47
  17. Sustainable rural development entails efforts to enhance the well-being of rural communities while safeguarding natural resources for future generations. The thorough examination of sustainable rural developme...

    Authors: Mahdi Karami and Reinhard Madlener
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:46
  18. To be socially robust, renewable energy policies aiming at achieving a low-carbon society require public support. Woody biomass is an important renewable energy source. It accounts for a large share of the ren...

    Authors: Paula Ugarte Lucas, Thomas Bøker Lund and Christian Gamborg
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:45
  19. Hydrogen energy, a type of renewable energy if produced without fossil fuel, has a critical issue in that most of it is still produced from carbon footprint heavy industries such as the fossil fuel industry. I...

    Authors: Minyoung Yun, Wooseok Jang, Jongyeon Lim and Bitnari Yun
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:43
  20. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for “universal access to affordable, reliable, modern energy services” for the 2.6 billion individuals lacking access to clean cooking fuels and stoves. Low- and midd...

    Authors: Annelise Gill-Wiehl, Sara Sievers, Robert Katikiro and Daniel M. Kammen
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:42
  21. Approximately 90% of the global human population have access to a supply of electrical energy. Existing national electrical energy supply systems possess good technical availability but with significant system...

    Authors: Manfred Benthaus and Lachlan Gosper
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:41
  22. Innovations and new supply chain concepts are crucial for establishing a sustainable and circular bio-economy that reduces carbon emissions and lowers negative environmental impacts. PESTEL-based concept devel...

    Authors: Linda Blümel, Konrad Siegfried, Fabian Riedel and Daniela Thrän
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:40
  23. District Heating (DH) is a technology that provides heating and domestic hot water to buildings and is an important technology for supporting the European energy transition. As such the heating systems increas...

    Authors: Kristina Lygnerud, Theo Nyberg, Anna Nilsson, Antoine Fabre, Pascal Stabat, Chloé Duchayne and Valentin Gavan
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:38
  24. With sustainable bioenergy in the European energy mix, intermediate bioenergy carriers (IBC) become of growing importance, as they can ensure a more efficient utilisation of biomass feedstocks from agricultura...

    Authors: Konrad Siegfried, Linda Blümel, Fabian Riedel, David Moosmann, Karl-Friedrich Cyffka, Mark Richters, Patrick Reumerman, John Vos, Magnus Matisons and Daniela Thrän
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:37
  25. Uganda’s energy relies heavily on biomass sources. This dependence on biomass for household and commercial purposes, driven largely by population increase, poses pressure on natural resources, such as forests....

    Authors: Tadeo Mibulo, Denis Nsubuga, Isa Kabenge and Kerstin D. Wydra
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:36
  26. Alternative fuels made from biomass or CO2 and water using renewable energy can reduce CO2 and pollutant emissions compared to fossil-based mobility and thus support a transition to a more sustainable transport. ...

    Authors: Anika Linzenich, Dominik Bongartz, Katrin Arning and Martina Ziefle
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:35
  27. The Republic of Serbia (RS) is strategically oriented towards sustainable development, but the implementation thereof faces different limitations and problems. RS emits substantial pollution caused by fossil f...

    Authors: Igor Vukelić, Srđan Milošević, Diona Đurđević, Gordana Racić and Vilmoš Tot
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:34
  28. The main goal of the paper is to define, analyze and assess the basic security, development and institutional challenges faced by the Central Asian countries after 2022. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, and wi...

    Authors: Bojana Vasić, Ivan Pekić and Goran Šimić
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:31
  29. Hydropower is a mature energy technology and one that could play a more important role in providing clean and reliable energy. In small-scale contexts, hydropower is useful for providing electricity access, ba...

    Authors: Naufal Rospriandana, Paul J. Burke, Amalia Suryani, M. Husni Mubarok and Miranda A. Pangestu
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:30
  30. A sustainability transition in mobility is dependent on a transition away from a fossil fuel-based automobility regime. Smart charging, in the form of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) has been presented as one—or even th...

    Authors: Jørgen Aarhaug
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:29
  31. As lignite mining protests and #FridaysForFuture demonstrations gained momentum in Germany and further protests have been developing over time, this paper investigates the various causes and effects of the cou...

    Authors: Kai Kappner, Peter Letmathe and Philipp Weidinger
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:28
  32. The need to balance renewable energy supply with biodiversity conservation has become increasingly urgent in light of current climate, energy, and biodiversity crises. However, the development of wind and sola...

    Authors: Jessica Weber, Tim Steinkamp and Marc Reichenbach
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:27
  33. In this article, the concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and related implications for the measurement of sustainable development are analyzed. Technological innovations can play an important role in co...

    Authors: Florian Siekmann, Holger Schlör and Sandra Venghaus
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:26
  34. It is shown that muons are generated from decay of the mesons created by baryon annihilation reactions in ultra-dense hydrogen H(0), based on numerous previous publications and one patent. The cost of the muon...

    Authors: L. Holmlid
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:25

    The original article was published in Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:24

  35. Muon catalyzed fusion is a process, whereby isotopes of hydrogen undergo nuclear fusion thanks to a muon replacing an electron bringing the nuclei within fusion distance. The muon is then ejected and can facil...

    Authors: Klavs Hansen and Jos Engelen
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:24

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:25

  36. Electricity infrastructures in sub-Saharan African cities are characterized by heterogeneous socio-technical constellations, including alternative grid access channels and off-grid systems. These constellation...

    Authors: Mathias Koepke, Jochen Monstadt and Francesca Pilo’
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:23
  37. Social acceptance presents a major challenge for Germany’s transition to green energy. As a power-to-x technology, green hydrogen is set to become a key component of a future sustainable energy system. With a ...

    Authors: Johann Jakob Häußermann, Moritz J. Maier, Thea C. Kirsch, Simone Kaiser and Martina Schraudner
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:22
  38. The energy markets of Southeastern Europe largely depend on fossil fuels. Energy prices are lower in this region than in the rest of Europe, while the energy transition is relatively delayed. This paper aims a...

    Authors: D. Končalović, J. Nikolić, A. Džokić, P. Momčilović and D. Živković
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:21
  39. Transport policy has regained political relevance in Germany. The successful realization of the Verkehrswende,—the extensive transition toward sustainable transport and mobility—is central to reaching climate neu...

    Authors: Antonios Souris, Christian Stecker and Arne Jungjohann
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:20
  40. Pulp refining is an energy consuming, but integral part of paper production with the aim to increase tensile strength and smoothness of paper sheets. Commercial enzyme formulations are used to lower the energy...

    Authors: Martin Nagl, Oskar Haske-Cornelius, Wolfgang Bauer, Gibson S. Nyanhongo and Georg M. Guebitz
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:19
  41. Energy communities (ECs) have emerged as a solution to support governments mitigating climate change and comply with decarbonization goals, while introducing end-users on the energy value chain. In this paradi...

    Authors: Francisco Belmar, Patrícia Baptista and Diana Neves
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:18
  42. Transport and mobility contribute a significant share of greenhouse gas emissions, and fossil fuel consumption must be reduced for mobility to meet sustainable development goals. Strengthening public transport...

    Authors: Max Reichenbach and Torsten Fleischer
    Citation: Energy, Sustainability and Society 2023 13:14