Aims and scope

The rising concern about a potential global energy crisis and its impact on the economy and environment calls for a transition from the current development paradigm to a sustainable one. Such a transition poses a significant challenge for scientists, industries and governments requiring innovative energy and environmental policies to save energy and reduce environmental and social impacts. Management towards a low carbon future needs to be cognizant of the social, cultural and institutional as well as the biophysical and geographical context within which it takes place taking advantage of the synergies provided be ecosystem services and technological regimes developing nature-inspired production and consumption systems. There is already plenty of literature on these problems, along with an abundance of journals with disciplinary territories and sharp boundaries on the intellectual landscape. However, we need a problem-oriented forum, transcending disciplinary boundaries, for putting the pieces together promoting informed discussions of an integrated vision of a sustainable human and natural world.

Energy, Ecology and Environment (E3) is a cross-discipline forum for investigating the energy production and its impacts on ecosystems and environment, clean energy production, sustainable management of global natural resources, sustainable industrial and agricultural production and emission reduction technologies. Preference is given to papers from theoretical, observational and experimental research having cross and interdisciplinary aspects on following themes at field, landscape, regional or global level.

  • Global energy crisis and its impact on economy and environment
  • Clean and green sources of energy
  • Energy economics including life cycle assessment and auditing
  • Ecological and environmental impacts of energy production including greenhouse gases emission, pollution and climate change
  • Emission reduction, carbon captures and storage including soil carbon sequestration
  • Sustainable management of global natural resources including forest, land, air and water
  • Sustainable industrial and agricultural production
  • Sustainable cities and waste management strategies
  • Advanced energy storage and applications
  • Sustainable transport and intelligent transportation system
  • Sustainable nanotechnology