Call for papers: Special issue of Utilities Policy (CABS 1, Impact Factor 3.247, SSCI). “Impact of Geopolitical Climate on Energy Security of Utilities–International Challenges and Local Solutions”
Impact of Geopolitical Climate on Energy Security of Utilities–International Challenges and Local Solutions

The endowment with energy resources is an essential factor that has configured and reconfigured over the centuries the pace of economic development of the states which have oil, gas and coal reserves. In addition, it is reported that such endowment with energy resources has also generated significant geopolitical influences on a regional and even international level. Some researchers even consider it “the key currency of geopolitics”. The reduction of oil, gas and coal reserves (at least in certain areas) and the negative impact of production and consumption of fossil fuels have generated a new energy transition, which is different from previous transitions as it is a politically driven process. National and international efforts have materialized in the adoption of the Agenda 2030, in the set-up of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or in the establishment of the Energy Union at the level of the European Union. Access to affordable and clean energy is one of the SDGs, considering that energy poverty is a scourge affecting consumers from developed countries and emerging economies, whether they are located in warm or temperate areas.

Guest editors:

Prof. Muhammad Shahbaz, PhD
Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
(Energy, Environment, Utilities Policy, Applied Economics)

Prof. Mirela Panait, PhD
Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Ploiesti, Romania
(Energy transition, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility)

Assoc. Prof. Anna Min Du, PhD
Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
(Environment Management, Utilities Policy, Applied Economics, Finance)
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Geopolitical Climate, Energy Security of Utilities

Date posted

5 December 2022