Call for paper Economic and social challenges of the energy transformation


Zarządzanie Publiczne/Public Governance No 3, 2022

Focus of the thematic issue: Economic and social challenges of the energy transformation

Thematic issue editors: Łukasz Mamica, Krakow University of Economics, Poland;

Issue: December 2022

Thematic issue information: Energy price increases represent high risk to the economic recovery from the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The scale of these increases in some industrial sectors may lead to a loss of their competitiveness. The destabilization of the continuity of gas supplies in Europe caused by Russia, strengthens the need to diversify energy supplies more quickly, including as much as possible towards renewable energy sources. The increase in fossil fuel prices has increased the competitiveness of those recently mentioned. The negative consequences of climate change and the related policy of the European Union put pressure on enterprises to limit negative environmental externalities. More and more people are experiencing energy poverty in an environment of soaring inflation and falling real incomes. All this means that new solutions in the field of public policy are needed to stimulate the energy transformation and protect individual consumers and companies.

In this context we call for papers which concern the determinants of energy transformation, the competitiveness of renewable energy sources and the strategy of industry adapting to the requirements of a European Green Deal, energy poverty or other aspects of energy policy.

Topics: According to the above considerations, this thematic issue invites submissions and seeks papers that deal with the following topics:

  • Conditions for conducting an effective energy transformation policy.
  • The level of energy poverty and possibilities of its reduction.
  • Energy awareness and the possibilities of its shaping.
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of tools stimulating the reduction of energy consumption by individual consumers and companies.
  • Analysis of the determinants of energy independence.

Other topics not included in the list, but relevant for the journal, will be subject to evaluation.

Submission: Complete articles must be submitted by 15th February 2023 via the OJS system at

Additional information: If you need more information, please contact us by e-email:



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