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Special Issue Journals

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CCG has contributed to the commissioning, editing, or content of a number of Special Issue journals. This page provides a list of those.

July 2023: Renewables integration into reliable, secure and sustainable electricity systems in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

“This special issue on “Renewables integration into reliable, secure and sustainable electricity systems” presents a collection of valuable scientific articles, particularly focused on electricity systems of low- and middle-income countries. The important characteristic of all the papers in the collection is a systemic approach that uses quantitative modelling or more qualitative research methods. The papers that use quantitative models integrate technological issues in high-level and wide-ranging scenarios, which consistently analyse the different dimensions of the problem in the various countries. Other papers use new qualitative data from surveys or interviews to examine the socio-economic benefits or consequences of extensive renewables integration.”

Journal articles contained

  • “Evaluating floating photovoltaics (FPVs) potential in providing clean energy and supporting agricultural growth in Vietnam”
  • “Generation expansion planning with a renewable energy target and interconnection option: A case study of the Sulawesi region, Indonesia”

July 2023: Place-Based Decarbonisation in Transport Policy

Journal articles contained

  • “Exploring the freight transportation transitions for mitigation and development pathways of India”
  • “Putting the foot down: Accelerating EV uptake in Kyrgyzstan”
  • “Techno-economic comparison of centralized and distributed power generation to support large-scale transport electrification in Costa Rica”
  • “Useful energy is a meaningful approach to building the decarbonization: A case of study of the Ecuadorian transport sector”
  • “Additive linear modelling and genetic algorithm based electric vehicle outlook and policy formulation for decarbonizing the future transport sector of Bangladesh”

Dec 2022: Regional collaboration to achieve climate compatible growth, including international electricity grids in Energy Strategy Reviews

“Climate measures in the energy sector present significant interlinkages with the Sustainable Development Goals, mainly goals related to energy access (SDG7), end of poverty (SDG1), economic growth (SDG5) and sustainable consumptions and consumptions (SDG12). The potential for synergies tends to be relatively larger than for trade-offs, but these interlinkages depend on specific context, scale, and policy design. While the literature has devoted some attention to explore the benefits of regional cooperation to foster climate actions in the energy sector, there is a knowledge gap related to specific context related aspects that influence the effectiveness and magnitude of these actions. The Special Issue aims to assess the role of regional cooperation in climate mitigation investments and policies.”

Journal articles contained

  • “Material requirements for future low-carbon electricity projections in Africa”
  • “Green transformation in the iron and steel industry in India: Rethinking patterns of innovation”
  • “Making use of the complementarity of hydropower and variable renewable energy in Latin America: A probabilistic analysis”

2022 Feb: Financing the low carbon transition, including shifting away from coal-fired power in Energy Strategy Reviews.

“The consumption of coal is likely to continue in the future if policy interventions are not made, posing a severe threat to climate change. In order to tackle the local air pollution and contribute to the Paris Agreement, it is of utmost importance to replace coal by clean energy sources. There is an urgent need to make a sustainable transformation towards renewable energy technologies. The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish research articles related to how can we shift away from coal-fired power through financing the low carbon transition.”

Journal articles contained:

  • “Bank climate actions and their implications for the coal power sector”
  • “Assessing the energy system impacts of Morocco’s nationally determined contribution and low-emission pathways”

2021 Dec: The political economy of energy system transitions from a Global South perspective in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition.

“The paper in this special issue explore the challenges of energy system transitions in the Global South through a political economy lens. There has been an increasing focus on the political economy of these transitions in energy research, and the need to integrate fairness and justice into policy and societal responses.”

Journal article contained:

  • “Equitable energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean: Reducing inequity by building capacity”