Special Issue "Energy Transition Practice, Problems and Policy"

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2021 (closed)
Guest Editors
Dr. Xunpeng Shi, Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Email: Xunpeng.shi@uts.edu.au

Prof. Shabbir Gheewala, Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand. Email: shabbir_g@jgsee.kmutt.ac.th.

Prof. Qunwei Wang, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronauts, China. Email: wqw0305@nuaa.edu.cn.

Dr. Bertrand Williams-Rioux, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Saudi Arabia; ISETS council member. Email: bertrand.rioux@kapsarc.org .

Dr. Nan Li, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China, Email: nanli.energy@dlut.edu.cn.


Mitigating carbon emissions has become a policy priority in most countries and energy transitions are key means adopted in all countries. While there are numerous studies in the literature, further investigations at the global, national, regional and case levels are needed to explore how energy transitions have been, or could be, promoted in practice and lessons for others.

Recognizing the need for approaching energy transitions from interdisciplinary perspectives and by integrating theories and practice, the International Society for Energy Transition Studies (ISETS) is pleased to launch this special issue with the Energy Engineering journals. ISETS aims to promote an equitable and inclusive transition of energy related sectors toward a sustainable low-carbon future while achieving economic development goals, social equity, and environmental stewardship. ISETS has 300 registered members from 41 countries and regions.

Any topics that are related to energy transition and climate change, at various levels, and from any disciplines, are welcome! We welcome both rigorous academic analyses and practical case studies. The primary assessment criterion is whether the article can inspire theoretical debates, or inform policy development, or advance practice. 

Energy transition; carbon neutrality; net zero; climate change.