Luis María Abadie and Ibon Galarraga, researchers at our associate entity BC3 (Basque Centre fo Climate Change), will act as guest editors in an upcoming special issue of the Energies Journal. The issue will have the theme TRANSITION TO A LOW-CARBON ECONOMY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION. The deadline for manuscript submisisions is January 20, 2022.
Concerns about climate change and the Paris Agreement are leading many countries to set goals close to net-zero emissions in energy systems by 2050. To achieve this objective, many areas are of great interest such as i) the development of renewable technologies, with great technical improvements over time that generate economic advantages; ii) efficiency improvements in both residential and industrial sectors; or iii) alternative modes and energy sources for transportation. This process is accompanied in many countries by carbon pricing mechanisms (carbon tax or carbon markets), as in the case of the European Trading Scheme (ETS). All this drives the decarbonization of energy systems. While in some sectors this decarbonization can be a manageable goal, in other sectors, such as some transportation and industrial sectors that intensively use carbon, this is a difficult goal.
This Special Issue focuses on the developments of technologies and economic instruments and policies to mitigate climate change.