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



  • Sonia Diniz
    Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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

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)

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

Tidal, Marine and Ocean Energy, Desalination

  • Mark Hemer
    CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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

  • Yanjun Dai
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Editorial Board Members


  • Lise Appels
    Catholic University of Leuven, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium
  • Suani Teixeira Coelho
    University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Kai Zhang
    North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China

Concentrating Solar Power (Solar Thermal and PV)

  • Andreas Bett
  • Ellen B. Stechel
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Energy Economics and Financing

  • Sotirios Karellas
    National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Zografou, Greece
  • Ilhan Ozturk
    Cag University, Mersin, Turkey

Energy Efficiency and Architecture

  • Marco Sala
    Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
  • Cecile Warner
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado, USA

Fuel Cells

  • John Appleby
    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA


  • Peter Bayer
    University of Applied Sciences in Ingolstadt, Germany


  • Arthur Williams
    Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Hydrogen Energy

  • Faik Bilgili
    Erciyes Üniversitesi, Kayseri, Turkey
  • Kamaruzzaman Sopian
    National University of Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

Markets, Applications and Industry

  • Paula Mints
    Navigant, Palo Alto, California, USA

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


  • Ning Dai
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China
  • Michael Grätzel
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland


  • Richard Corkish
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Chetan Singh Solanki
    IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • Masafumi Yamaguchi
    Toyota Technological Institute, Tempaku, Nagoya, Japan

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
  • Costa Samaras
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 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 Education

  • Lars Broman
    Strömstad Akademi, Strömstad, Sweden
  • Christiana Honsberg
    Arizona State University, Mesa, Arizona, USA

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
  • Barbara Goodman
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado, USA
  • Guihua Wang
    California Air Resources Board, Sacramento, California, USA


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