Call for papers: The Viability of Renewable Energies: Regional Considerations
A special issue of the International Journal of Environment and Pollution (IJEP)
Manuscript submission : 1 September 2007
Notification of acceptance : 1 December 2007
Revised manuscript submission : 1 February 2008
Notification of acceptance : 1 March 2008
Final paper : 1 April, 2008
The rapid evolution of renewable energy technologies is said to hold great potential for meeting one of the most pressing challenges confronting the 21st century: the attainment of energy security via environmentally benign production methods. But with an increasing number of countries – including Brazil, China, Germany and the United States – launching ambitious programs and landmark legislation to increase the output of renewable energies, the debate concerning the economic, environmental and energy benefits remains highly contentious. Aside from the fundamental question of whether the manufacture of renewables requires more nonrenewable energy than the resulting fuel provides, additional questions pertaining to sustainability and regional development have yet to be resolved.
The aim of this special issue is to martial evidence on the regional environmental and economic impacts associated with a large-scale shift to renewable energy production. Submissions employing approaches that use policy-relevant metrics drawn from both the environmental and social sciences are especially encouraged.
For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.