Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

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Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research publishes a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.). We encourage authors to be succinct; however, authors should present their results in as much detail as necessary. Reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.


Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 16.1 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Advances in Environmental and Energy Economics

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Praveen K. Cheekatamarla, PhD

Building and Transportation Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1 Bethel Valley Road, MS 6070, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA

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Research Interests: Building technologies; Decarbonization; Energy efficiency; Cogeneration; Thermo-electro-chemical systems; Catalysis; Fuel cells; Hydrogen; Energy affordability; Heating and cooling; Dehumidification

About the topic:

Growth in energy demand is certain. For instance, according to EIA, 33% of vehicles coming out of assembly lines are expected to be electric by year 2040; 66% of world’s 9.5 Billion population will be living in urban areas by 2050. Affordable, bridging technologies are needed in meeting the energy needs while protecting and remedying the environment, given the climate emergency and energy demand growth. Currently available energy efficient technologies are still languishing, mostly impeded by cost, lack of education, policy assertiveness, retrofittability and incentives, etc.

Deeper penetration of such technologies into energy markets is required as they are considered deployable technologies and are within reach to make a significant difference in decarbonization while improving energy resiliency. Economics play a vital role in realizing sustainable energy solutions for the planet. Factual, historical, and economics/market driven data is indeed necessary for making informed decisions by all stakeholders.

In this context, this special issue addresses the recent advances in energy technologies associated with all three major consumer sectors viz. buildings, transportation, and industry with a particular focus towards their environmental and economic impact. The key barriers and potential solutions for large scale implementation and commercialization of potential technologies will be considered.


Return on investment; ROI; Payback; Carbon footprint; Primary energy; Energy efficiency; Low carbon fuels; Zero carbon fuels; Renewable energy; Carbon negative technologies; Buildings; Transportation; Industrial energy; Carbon dioxide capture; CO2 conversion; Sustainability

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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Open Access Original Research

The Social Justice and Human Rights Benefits of Domestic Renewable Energy

Received: 10 August 2022;  Published: 16 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301021


Focusing upon the United Kingdom reveals that centralised provisions of energy have historically failed to uphold standards of human rights. Even if a transition is made to renewable energy, existing centralised distribution systems cannot promise improvement. This work would recommend the transition to domestic renewables, whereb [...]
Open Access Research Article

Sustainable Thermal Insulation Derived from Recycled Textile Waste

Received: 11 September 2022;  Published: 11 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301004


The textile industry is one of the oldest industries and the third most important industry branch in Macedonia. It has had a steady increase in production over the years. Growing production line proportionally generates textile waste. Although it is terminologically categorized as waste, textile waste can be a valuable resource and is one [...]
Open Access Original Research

On Net Zero Energy Building Design Methodology: A Case Study Examining Learning as Measured by Interdisciplinary Knowledge Acquisition

Received: 28 August 2022;  Published: 03 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301001


Net zero energy building design methodologies include integrative approaches and numerical tools to provide optimal performance and cost-effective results. Team integration, characterized by knowledge transfer between disciplines, has yet to be quantified for the design processes of these buildings. This article proposes a specific methodolog [...]