30 December 2014

Call for papers: "Public policies on energy development"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Public Policy.

The modern era of public policy is increasingly dominated by energy-related concerns. Increased awareness of the finite nature of conventional energies such as oil, coinciding with increasingly severe international pollution problems, have pushed energy related issues high up the public agenda. The aim of this special issue is to discuss government policies aimed at addressing energy development challenges, the purpose being to build bridges and enhance connectivity between policy makers, academics, industry specialists and the wider public.

This issue will publish both quantitative and qualitative research on energy policies which may be either evaluative/retrospective studies on existing policies or reflect on gaps and potential opportunities that might be a priority area for future policy design. Submissions focusing on developing countries are particularly welcome.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Energy supply/demand policies
  • Energy efficiency and conservation policies
  • Energy investment, market and regulatory policies
  • Energy R&D polices
  • Strategic planning priorities for energy development in the long-run
  • Rural/urban residential energy policies
  • Energy poverty policies
  • Energy policy modelling
  • Public opinions on energy issues
  • Public willingness to pay for renewable energy
  • Rural electrification and access to modern energy
  • Energy mix considerations for 'off-grid' systems
  • Cross-border energy policies
  • The role of energy in economic development
  • Barriers to development/uptake of new energies

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 28 February, 2016

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