Special Issue: “Renewable Energy Policy for Climate Action – ASES SOLAR 2019”
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 2区
• 小类 : 能源与燃料 - 3区
Motivation and Objectives of the Special Issue:TheAmerican Solar Energy Society (ASES)was established in 1954 and operates today to study and advance solar energy technologies in the United States (U.S.). ASES is the U.S. section of theInternational Solar Energy Society (ISES), and its members include individuals from academia, solar energy associations, nonprofit organizations, industry, and other researchers and professionals working in the solar and renewable energy fields.
Solar Energy, the official journal of ISES, is running a special issue for ASES’ SOLAR 2019 Conference entitled, “Race to Renewables: Urgent Climate Action,” which is being held August 5–9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As such, this special issue for SOLAR 2019 invites submissions focused on unique policy approaches to encourage solar and renewable energy use and investment, and how this directly impacts climate action strategies. Presenting at the conference is a requirement for inclusion in this special issue.
For many years, pollutants released into the atmosphere and waterways from electricity generation, transportation, industry, and others, have led to negative impacts on human and natural systems. There is now growing, general agreement among scientists and other researchers that a rapid transformation of energy systems needs to take place in order to mitigate impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions and temperature rises, particularly after the renowned Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released in 2018. Given the fact that global energy demand and consumption continues to rise, developing sustainable energy solutions remains a critical issue with even more severe harmful climate change impacts looming. It has been shown, both in prior literature and practice, that we have the technology to undertake this energy transformation, and thus supportive policy mechanisms remain a key opportunity toward more widespread deployment.
This special issue is particularly interested in manuscripts that investigate the policy approaches, market structures and economics, or innovative program models used to enhance solar and renewable energy use. Technologies of relevance may include solar photovoltaics (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), and solar heating/cooling systems, as well as wind, geothermal, energy storage, electric vehicles (EVs), etc., and how they relate to electricity generation, heating and cooling, transportation, and many other applications. The issue will accept submissions in the form of: 1) Original Research Articles (“Regular Papers”); 2) Case Studies (“Review Articles”); and 3) Commentaries (“Brief Notes”) in areas such as, but not limited to:
--Federal, state, and local policies to encourage renewables (e.g., RPS, community solar, etc.)
--Innovative policies for climate change mitigation and adaptation
--City commitments to 100% renewable energy
--Business policies for renewables or climate action
--Utility renewables programs (e.g., green pricing)
--Novel renewable energy financing
--Economic impacts and workforce implications
--Policy diffusion and adoptability
--Policy communication, education, and stakeholder engagement