Energy Efficiency Journal announces special issue on policy responses to the current energy crisis

(eceee news, 20 Dec 2022) Energy Efficiency Journal plans a special issue on “International policy responses to the energy crisis triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine: a global comparison of best practices”. A variety of contributions are invited, from papers to short country updates.

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has triggered a major energy crisis. High and volatile energy prices impose a burden on households and businesses. The burden is particularly high for those with low incomes or with other vulnerabilities and supply shortfalls threaten economic and social welfare.

In order to address these challenges and lighten the burden on households and businesses (not least to prevent potential political unrest) governments worldwide have responded with a range of measures. Energy security and the speeding up of energy transition is also discussed and addressed in several contexts, for example the EU Save Gas for a Safe Winterplan. At the eceee Zero Carbon Industry in Antwerp in November, a number of presentations in a workshop entitled “Saving Energy in a Hurry” addressed the possibilities for a quick action in the industry sector.

In this Special Issue, the Energy Efficiency Journal aims to collect recent information on the exposure of countries and regions to and the policy measures taken to combat the energy crisis triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

A particular focus lies on measures that can be considered good practice, not limited to but including those aimed at reducing fossil energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency,

There are three formats of contributions:

  1. Full-length article of max. 12000 words
  2. Short communication of max. 4000
  3. Country Annex (two pages), containing statistical data showing the most significant changes in the country’s energy profile triggered by the current energy crisis and the main policy response measures. Based upon the country annexes selected for publication, the guest editors will co-author a full-length article with the authors of these accepted annexes where the changes in energy profiles and policy responses are compared across countries.
  4. Please contact if you are interested in contributing an annex and would like to receive the template

For more information please visit the journal website (special issue details).

Energy Efficiency Journal invites contributions for the country annexes by 28 February 2023.