The mission of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews is to communicate the most interesting and relevant critical thinking in renewable and sustainable energy in order to bring together the research community, the private sector and policy and decision makers. The aim of the journal is to share problems, solutions, novel ideas and technologies to support the transition to a low carbon future and achieve our global emissions targets as established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews publishes review papers, original research, case studies and new technology analyses that have a significant review element, which may take the form of a critique, comparison, or analysis. The journal also publishes a new paper type, Expert Insights, which are commissioned mini-reviews from field leaders on topics of significant interest. Case studies will only be considered if they also demonstrate the applicability of the work to other regions and/or inform the broader field of renewable and sustainable energy. A bibliographic or literature review, without critical thinking is not considered suitable.

The journal considers articles on the following themes, provided the link to renewable and sustainable energy is clear and thoroughly examined:

Energy resources - bioresources (e.g. biomass, waste), fossil fuels (including natural gas), geothermal, hydrogen, hydropower, nuclear, marine and ocean energy, solar and wind

Applications - buildings, industry and transport

Utilization - batteries, conversion technologies, fuel cells, storage technologies, technical developments and technology scaling

Environment - atmosphere, climate issues, meteorology, mitigation technologies (e.g. carbon capture and storage (CCS), carbon capture and utilization (CCU), solar radiation management)

Techno-socio-economic aspects - health, industry, policy, political, regulatory, social (e.g. access, education, equality, equity)

Systems - carbon accounting, energy-food-water nexus, energy modelling, life cycle assessment (LCA), nutrient-energy-water (NEW) nexus, smart infrastructure

Sustainability - the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)

Editorial board


  • Aoife M. Foley
    Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Assistant Editor

  • Paul Leahy
    University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Associate Editors

Bioenergy, Waste to Energy, Biomass

  • Abdul-Sattar Nizami
    King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

CCS, Biomass, Solid Fuels, Metals, Engines, Atmosphere, Emissions

  • Sotirios Karellas
    National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Zografou, Greece

Thermal Processes (including Biomass, Gasification, Waste Heat Recovery), Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Analysis, Exergy Analysis, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU)

  • Brian Caulfield
    Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Tidal, Marine and Ocean Energy, Desalination

  • Angelica Gianfreda
    Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bruneck-Brunico, Italy
  • Wanan Sheng
    University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Solar Integration, Solar Materials, Solar Heating and Cooling

  • Yanjun Dai
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Martin Schiemann
    University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Policy, Economics

  • Sotirios Karellas
    National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Zografou, Greece

Editorial Board Members


  • Lise Appels
    Catholic University of Leuven, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
  • Suani Teixeira Coelho
    University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Energy Economics and Financing

  • Ilhan Ozturk
    Cag University, Mersin, Turkey


  • Peter Bayer
    University of Applied Sciences in Ingolstadt, Germany

Infrastructure and Society

  • Lindsay C. Beevers Professor
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Hydrogen Energy

  • Faik Bilgili
    Erciyes Üniversitesi, Kayseri, Turkey

Marine Energy

  • AbuBakr S. Bahaj
    Head, Energy and Climate Change Division, University of Southampton, UK<br />Chief Scientific Adviser, Southampton City
  • Barbara Zanuttigh
    University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy


  • Richard Corkish
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Policy and Assessment

  • Douglas J. Arent
    Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, Golden, Colorado, USA
  • Mark F. Jentsch
    Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany
  • Noam Lior
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Reliability and Standards

  • Bibek Bandyopadhyay
    Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah, India
  • Mani Govindasamy Tamizhmani
    Arizona State University, Mesa, Arizona, USA

Renewable Energy: Developing Countries

  • Abubakar Sambo
    Energy Commission of Nigeria, Garki, Abuja., Nigeria
  • A.A.M. Sayigh
    World Renewable Energy Network, Brighton, UK

Renewable Energy Infrastructure

  • Habib Abualhamayel
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Sanaz Ghazi
    Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Leyla Ozgener
    Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

Resource Assessment

  • David Renne
    Dave Renné Renewables, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Solar Thermal

  • Gouri Datta
    University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • Brian Norton
    Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland


  • Baha M. Al-Alawi
    Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


  • Robert W. Thresher
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado, USA