Addressing the main challenges of energy security in the twenty-first century – Contributions of the conferences on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

Natasa Markovska*, Neven Duić, Brian Vad Mathiesen, Zvonimir Guzović, Antonio Piacentino, Holger Schlör, Henrik Lund

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Abstract

Climate change and fossil fuel reserve depletion both pose challenges for energy security and for wellbeing in general. The top ten among them include: Decarbonising the world economy; Enhancing the energy efficiency and energy savings in buildings; Advancing the energy technologies; Moving towards energy systems based on variable renewables; Electrifying the transport and some industrial processes; Liberalizing and extending the energy markets; Integrating energy sectors to Smart Energy Systems; Making the cities and communities smart; Diversifying the energy sources; and Building more biorefineries. Presenting the contributions of selected conference papers published in the special issues of leading scientific journals (including all the papers from the current Energy special issue), this review demonstrates the capacity of the Conferences on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems for generation of knowledge which could serve as the centrepiece of a pertinent response to those challenges.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy
Volume115
Issue numberPart 3
Pages (from-to)1504-1512
Number of pages9
ISSN0360-5442
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • Decrabonization
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy security
  • Renewable energy sources
  • SDEWES
  • Smart energy systems

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