Journal of Energy and Power Technology (JEPT) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is dedicated to providing a unique, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary platform for researchers, scientists and engineers in academia, research institutions, government agencies and industry. The journal is also of interest to technology developers, planners, policy makers and technical, economic and policy advisers to present their research results and findings.

Journal of Energy and Power Technology focuses on all aspects of energy and power. It publishes not only original research and review articles, but also various other types of articles from experts in these fields, such as Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, and more, to promote intuitive understanding of the state-of-the-art and technology trends.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
Hybrid/combined/integrated energy systems for multi-generation
Hydrogen energy 
Fuel cells
Nuclear energy
Energy economics and finance
Energy policy
Energy and environment
Energy conversion, conservation and management
Smart energy system

Power Generation - Conventional and Renewable
Power System Management
Power Transmission and Distribution
Smart Grid Technologies
Micro- and nano-energy systems and technologies
Power electronic
Biofuels and alternatives
High voltage and pulse power
Organic and inorganic photovoltaics
Batteries and supercapacitors

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 11.6 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Public Policy and the Development and Adoption of Alternative Energy Technologies

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021 (Closed) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Brent S. Steel, PhD

Professor, School of Public Policy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA.

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Research Interests: renewable energy policy; environmental policy; sustainable communities; science policy and politics; climate change politics and policy; U.S. western public lands.

Erika Allen Wolters, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA.

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Research Interests: environmental politics and policy; renewable energy policy; sustainable behaviors and environmental policy; climate change politics and policy; U.S. western public lands.

About This Topic

Across much of the world supranational, national, regional and local governments are experimenting with and implementing various energy policies to encourage the use and growth of alternative and renewable energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to promote energy security, and to encourage energy efficiency. These policies include, but are not limited to, the use of energy taxes to incentivize the production and adoption of one energy source over another, setting standards such as Renewable Portfolio Standards or Best Available Control Technologies, government incentives and grants that promote the adoption of new technologies such as tax credits, subsidies, price supports, setting voluntary guidelines that encourage communities, businesses, households and individuals to adopt certain practices, and market based approaches such as cap and trade. This special issue aims to enhance an international dialogue on innovative policies that promote the development of alternative energy policies from the local to the supranational levels of governance. Both high-quality theoretical, applied research and case study papers and reviews are welcome.


alternative energy; renewable energy policy; regulatory policy; tax incentives; public acceptance of policy; market policies; cap and trade; Renewable Portfolio Standards.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

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

Incentivizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Transactions: Analysis of Cash-for-Clunkers Transactions for New Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Received: 14 January 2022;  Published: 02 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2203026


Monetary incentives to accelerate the transition of private vehicle fleets to zero emissions promote sustainability in the transportation sector. Clean Cars for America to incentivize transactions for new battery power vehicles is a program in furtherance of sustainable transportation goals in the United States. Unfortunately, [...]
Open Access Original Research

Building New Nuclear in Finland: Crises Challenging Core Beliefs around Nuclear Energy

Received: 26 November 2021;  Published: 06 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2202012


This paper examines the building of a new nuclear plant as a greenfield operation in Pyhäjoki, Finland. A newly-founded energy company, Fennovoima, was granted a license by the Finnish parliament to build a new power plant in 2010. In the years following this Decision in Principle the project faced several obstacles. Through interviews with [...]