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

Associate Editors

Automotive Engineering Systems

  • Xiaosong Hu
    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Bioenergy, Waste to Energy, Biomass

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

Buildings and Built Environment

  • Taehoon Hong
    Yonsei University, Seoul, The Republic of Korea

Energy Economics and Policy

  • Angelica Gianfreda
    Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bruneck-Brunico, Italy


  • Martin Schiemann
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Policy, Economics, Biomass, Solar Thermal

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

Power Systems

  • S. Wang
    Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

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

  • Yanjun Dai
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China


  • Brian Caulfield PhD
    Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Wind Energy

  • Paul Leahy
    University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Editorial Board Members


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


  • Shurong Wang
    Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China

Biomass and Solar

  • Abdul Ghani Olabi
    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland, UK

Buildings, Construction and Architecture

  • Jian Zuo
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Carbon Fluxes

  • John D Albertson
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

Energy Economics and Financing

  • Ilhan Ozturk
    Cag University, Mersin, Turkey

Energy Modelling, Optimisation, Policy and Markets

  • Reinhard Haas
  • Denis Sidorov
    Russian Academy of Sciences, Hunan University, Changsha, China

Heat Transfer

  • Qiuwang Wang
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China

Hydrogen Energy

  • Faik Bilgili PhD
    Erciyes Üniversitesi, Kayseri, Turkey
  • Andreas W. Schäfer
    University College London (UCL), London, England, UK

Infrastructure and Society

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

Marine Energy

  • AbuBakr S. Bahaj
    University of Southampton, Southampton City, UK
  • Barbara Zanuttigh
    University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy


  • Chaoying Wan
    University of Warwick, Warwick, England, UK

Ocean Atmosphere Interactions and Ocean Energy

  • António Franco de Oliveira Falcão
    Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Kieran O'Driscoll
    Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Wanan Sheng PhD, MSc, BE(Hons)

Policy and Assessment

  • Douglas J. Arent
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado, USA
  • Mark F. Jentsch
    Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany
  • Noam Lior
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Renewable Energy Infrastructure

  • Leyla Ozgener
    Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

Renewable Energy Integration

  • Gareth Harrison
    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Resource Assessment and Solar

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

Smart Cities

  • Diana Reckien
    University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

Smart Grids and Power Systems

  • Liana Cipcigan
  • Qinglai Guo
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • George Kariniotakis
    MINES ParisTech, Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

Solar Thermal

  • Brian Norton
    Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

Stochastic Optimisation in Energy Systems

  • Antonino Marvuglia
    Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Belvaux, Luxembourg

Transport Electrification

  • Xiaosong Hu
    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Water, Hydraulics and Hydropower

  • Li He
    Tianjin University, Tianjin, China


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