Special lssues

Renewable Energy Development under Climate Change

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2021 (closed)

Guest Editors

Prof. Yi Liang, School of Management, Hebei GEO University, China. Email: louisliang@hgu.edu.cn; lianglouis@126.com
Prof. Zhiliang Dong, Hebei GEO University, China. Email: dongzhl@126.com
Prof. Weichiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan. Email: samuelsonhong@gmail.com
Prof. Dongxiao Niu, North China Electric Power University, China. Email: ndx@ncepu.edu.cn
Assoc.Prof. Xiaolong Yang, Northeast Electric Power University, China. Email: yangxiaolong@neepu.edu.cn


There is evidence that climate change has resulted in many undesirable consequences, such as ocean level rise, desertification, and increased possibility of extreme events. Meanwhile, fossil fuels are considered as the main driver of climate change plus it can be depleted. Thus, it is desirable that we find, develop, and promote renewable energy sources that both maintain the environment and provide sustainable energy. However, renewable energy is in many cases costlier than fossil fuels. In order to justify renewable fuel expansion, their full value must be recognized and, thus, their economic and environmental benefits must be comprehensively analyzed in terms of climate change mitigation, energy security, social development, and wealth distribution. In addition, it is also crucial to understand how government policies may affect the future for renewables and other energy forms. The aim of this Special Issue is to explore, document, investigate the full benefits and future prospects for renewable energy sources today and in a future with an expanding amount of climate change.


The topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to the following:

• Comprehensive analysis of the economic and environmental consequences of renewable energy.

• Policy analysis of green energy development under climate change.

• Demand forecasting of renewable energy and natural resources.

• Enhancement of energy security from domestically produced renewable energy.

• Lifecycle analysis on large scale renewable energy utilization.

• Innovations in renewable energy technology and their future influence.

• New analytical and modeling frameworks regarding renewable energy development and its future are particularly welcomed.


Climate change; Renewable energy; Natural resources; Lifecycle analysis; Policy analysis; Demand forecasting; Innovation modeling

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Sustainability Intelligent Evaluation of Regional Microgrid Interconnection System Based on Combination Entropy Weight Rank Order-TOPSIS and NILA-KELM

    Haichao Wang, Yingying Fan, Weigao Meng, Qiaoran Yang
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.3, pp. 1075-1101, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.019584
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Energy Development under Climate Change)
    Abstract Sustainability evaluation of regional microgrid interconnection system is conducive to a profound and comprehensive understanding of the impact of interconnection system projects. In order to realize the comprehensive and scientific intelligent evaluation of the system, this paper proposes an evaluation model based on combination entropy weight rank order-technique for order preference by similarity to an ideal solution (TOPSIS) and Niche Immune Lion Algorithm-Extreme Learning Machine with Kernel (NILA-KELM). Firstly, the sustainability evaluation indicator system of the regional microgrid interconnection system is constructed from four aspects of economic, environmental, social, and technical characteristics, and the evaluation indicators are explained. Then, the… More >

  • Open Access


    Sustainability Evaluation of Modern Photovoltaic Agriculture Based on Interval Type-2 Fuzzy AHP-TOPSIS and Least Squares Support Vector Machine Optimized by Fireworks Algorithm

    Yi Liang, Haichao Wang, Wei-Chiang Hong
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.1, pp. 163-188, 2022, DOI:10.32604/EE.2022.017396
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Renewable Energy Development under Climate Change)
    Abstract Photovoltaics (PV) has been combined with many other industries, such as agriculture. But there are many problems for the sustainability of PV agriculture. Timely and accurate sustainability evaluation of modern photovoltaic agriculture is of great significance for accelerating the sustainable development of modern photovoltaic agriculture. In order to improve the timeliness and accuracy of evaluation, this paper proposes an evaluation model based on interval type-2 Fuzzy AHP-TOPSIS and least squares support vector machine optimized by fireworks algorithm. Firstly, the criteria system of modern photovoltaic agriculture sustainability is constructed from three dimensions including technology sustainability, economic sustainability and social sustainability. Then,… More >

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