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Realising the Potential of Renewable Energy as a Tool for Energy Security in Small Island Developing States
Filho, Walter Leal; Balogun, Abdul-Lateef; Surroop, Dinesh et al.
2022In Sustainability, 14 (9), p. 4965
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Keywords :
bibliometrics; energy policy; energy resources; energy security; sustainability; Computer Science (miscellaneous); Geography, Planning and Development; Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; Building and Construction; Environmental Science (miscellaneous); Energy Engineering and Power Technology; Hardware and Architecture; Computer Networks and Communications; Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Abstract :
[en] Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are heavily dependent on the use of imported fossil fuels to address their energy needs. This has a negative impact on the environment, SIDS budgets, and energy security. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the role of renewable energy (RE) as a tool for energy security in SIDS. In this regard, using VOSviewer, a widely known software tool, two bibliometric analyses were performed with a focus on the literature that explores two intertwined issues: (i) the links between RE and energy security; and (ii) the implications of RE and energy security in SIDS. The results from the study show that RE can help SIDS enhance their energy security and assure long-term energy sustainability. In addition, the results show that with the reduction in the cost of batteries in the future, they will eventually replace diesel generators. Moreover, the study showed that renewable energy may assist SIDS in their long-term efforts to achieve food security. The analysis discusses the major obstacles and the potential solutions for the integration of RES into the energy generation of SIDS. The paper concludes with useful recommendations to help island nations reduce their carbon footprint.
Disciplines :
Environmental sciences & ecology
Author, co-author :
Filho, Walter Leal;  School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom ; Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management”, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
Balogun, Abdul-Lateef ;  Geospatial Analysis and Modelling Research (GAMR) Group, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Seri Iskandar, Malaysia
Surroop, Dinesh;  Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Mauritius, Moka, Mauritius
Salvia, Amanda Lange ;  Graduate Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, Brazil
Narula, Kapil ;  Climate Change and Natural Resources Sustainability Cluster, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), Beirut, Lebanon
Li, Chunlan;  Center for Geopolitical and Strategic Studies, Institute for Global Innovation and Development, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China ; School of Urban and Regional Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Hunt, Julian David ;  International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
Gatto, Andrea ;  College of Business & Public Management, Wenzhou-Kean University, Wenzhou, China ; Natural Resources Institute, Livelihoods & Institutions Department, University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom ; Center for Studies on Europe(AIM), Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC), Baku, Azerbaijan
Sharifi, Ayyoob ;  Graduate School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS), Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan ; Center for Peaceful and Sustainable Futures (CEPEAS), Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
Feng, Haibo;  Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Tsani, Stella ;  Department of Economics, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Azadi, Hossein  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > TERRA Research Centre > Modélisation et développement ; Department of Geography, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium ; Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Language :
English
Title :
Realising the Potential of Renewable Energy as a Tool for Energy Security in Small Island Developing States
Publication date :
May 2022
Journal title :
Sustainability
eISSN :
2071-1050
Publisher :
MDPI
Volume :
14
Issue :
9
Pages :
4965
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Funding text :
This paper has been funded by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP): https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iusdrp/ (accessed on 13 February 2022).
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