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Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal
Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal


Special Issue on: "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Production and Use"

Guest Editor:
Prof Alan Brent, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

There is now reasonable consensus that dramatic change is required to avert climate change and realise the sustainable development agenda. While such dramatic change requires strong policy measures to modify energy technologies, across all sectors, it will also require policies that change the behaviour of the public, commerce and industry in relation to energy use.

This special issue focuses on renewable energy, as an alternative technology options, and energy efficiency, as demand-behaviour interventions, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the economy and thereby mitigate climate change, and contribute to sustainable development in different contexts. Policy-makers are specifically targeted for this special issue, to promote these options and interventions, as part of the industrial ecology agenda.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Technology management
  • Life cycle management
  • Integrated renewable energy systems
  • Industrial and commercial energy management
  • Energy entrepreneurship
  • Local government interventions

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of Manuscripts: 31 July, 2014

Notification to Authors: 30 September, 2014

Final Versions Due: 30 November, 2014