26 May 2009

Call for papers: Energy Policies and Sustainable Energy Solutions

Call for papers: Energy Policies and Sustainable Energy Solutions

A special issue of Global Business and Economics Review

Climate change is becoming increasingly one of the most important global challenges of this century. The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 for Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has more or less concluded a long debate on the issue of man-made climate change. Despite the increasingly worldwide recognition of the problem of climate change and the urging importance to combat global warming, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts world primary energy demand to expand by 45% between 2006 and 2030.

To solve this tension, several energy solutions have been suggested over the last decades, going from more efficient fossil-fuelled power generation, energy-saving building design, nuclear power, over water, wind and solar energy, to the use of biofuels (biomass), carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies, a hydrogen economy or even fusion. The key question is which of the above approaches will turn out to offer the most effective and efficient solution to handle the challenge of the increased demand for energy within the context of the climate change.

This special issue covers economical, political, regulatory and business aspects of sustainable energy innovations; questions addressed include but are not limited to.
  • What are sustainable solutions for this global phenomenon which surpasses national boundaries, political ideologies, and economic systems?
  • What are the economic effects of global warming?
  • Which sustainable solutions also provide a sound business case?
  • How do policy makers have an impact on economic choices?
  • How can we foster innovation in this sector?
  • How can we handle the vast amount of uncertainties?
We welcome quantitative empirical studies covering the economic impact and solutions of global warming, conceptual papers as well as policy-related papers on sustainable energy solutions.

Important Date
The deadline for submissions is: August, 1st 2009.

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