Special Issue "Energy Systems Management and Climate Change"

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2020
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Guest Editors
Bing Wang, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), China
Guoping Hu, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Ronggang Cong, Aarhus University, Denmark
Hao Chen, China University Of Geosciences, China


Climate change is a global issue of common concern to the international community. Energy systems management is an efficient tool to cope with climate change by curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Ebinger and Vergara, 2011). Energy efficiency improvement, energy transition and energy structure adjustment are the promising options for energy systems management practice. However, energy systems are strongly impacted by climate change. For example, the operation of energy infrastructure is influenced by the climate factors and extreme climate events and renewable energy systems are depended on the stability of climate factors of rainfall, wind speed, etc. (Wang et al, 2014). Here, the dual relationships between energy systems management and climate change should be investigated.


The first aspect is energy systems management for coping with climate change. The sustainability of energy systems is closely related to the choices for addressing climate change (Chen et al., 2020). A low-carbon energy system should be achieved by the sustainable management of energy intensive and GHG intensive sectors. Reducing GHG emissions from fossil fuel combustion will also make a great contribution for climate change mitigation.


The second aspect is alleviating the impacts of climate change on energy systems. Climate change has fundamental effects on energy, generation, conversion, conservation, utilization, storage, transmission, etc. Almost all of energy sectors are vulnerable to climate change and extreme climate events. For example, the oil and gas sector are highly vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events (Cruz and Krausmann, 2013). Tsunami and other extreme events have severe impacts on energy infrastructure, pipeline and energy storage projects.


This special issue provides an academic and technical platform for worldwide researchers and engineers to exchange innovative and systematic interdisciplinary research ideas, framework and solutions for sustainable development of energy systems and climate systems. Both original research and review articles on energy systems management and climate change are highly welcome.



Wang B, Ke R Y, Yuan X C, Wei Y M. China’s regional assessment of renewable energy vulnerability to climate change. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2014, 40: 185-195.

Chen H, Chyong C K, Mi Z, Wei YM. Reforming the Operation Mechanism of Chinese Electricity System: Benefits, Challenges and Possible Solutions. The Energy Journal, 2020, 41(2):192-217.

Ebinger J, Vergara W. Climate Impacts on Energy Systems: Key Issues for Energy Sector Adaptation. World Bank study, Washington DC, 2011.

Cruz A M, Krausmann E. Vulnerability of the oil and gas sector to climate change and extreme weather events. Climatic Change, 2013, 121: 41-53.

Integrated assessment model; Energy systems; Energy infrastructure; Energy engineering management; Vulnerability assessment

Published Papers
  • Impact of Greenization on the Marginal Utility of Intensity of Carbon Emissions and Factors Affecting it in China
  • Abstract The impact of greenization on the marginal utility of the intensity of carbon emissions in China and factors influencing this relationship are explored in this study. China’s level of greenization is evaluated by using an index system developed based on the comprehensive index method. The intensity of carbon emissions is determined by using the standards for the coefficients of conversion of coal equivalent and coefficients of carbon emission. The impact of greenization on the marginal utility of the intensity of carbon emissions is then evaluated by using an elastic formula and factors affecting this relationship are verified by regression analysis.… More
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  • Relationship between Industrial Coupling Coordination and Carbon Intensity in the Bohai Rim Economic Circle
  • Abstract Coordinated development of new high-tech industries and traditional industries is crucially important for economic growth and environmental sustainability, and it has become a focus of academic and governmental bodies. This study establishes the comprehensive evaluation index system of high-tech industries and traditional industries, and uses the method of principal component analysis, coupling and coupling coordination degree model to determine the level of industry coordinated development. Then, Pearson correlation test is used to further analyze the correlation between regional industrial coupling coordination and carbon intensity of the seven provinces in the Bohai Rim Economic Circle (BREC). The results are as follows.… More
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