Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6260: Taking a Consumer-Led Approach to Identify Key Characteristics of an Effective Ecolabelling Scheme
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by Catriona Hay, Kate Meyer, Gabriella Rutherford-Carr, Jeremy P. Hill, Joanne Hort
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6260: Taking a Consumer-Led Approach to Identify Key Characteristics of an Effective Ecolabelling Scheme Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su16146260 Authors: Catriona Hay Kate Meyer Gabriella Rutherford-Carr Jeremy P. Hill Joanne Hort A gap exists between consumer adoption of sustainable purchasing habits and the behavioural changes required to significantly decrease planetary environmental impact. Current ecolabels do not enable purchasing based on environmental impact, and an effective labelling scheme is required to change purchasing priorities. Using focus groups ..read more
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6261: The Optimal Selection of Renewable Energy Systems Based on MILP for Two Zones in Mexico
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by Alan Ortiz Contreras, Mohamed Badaoui, David Sebastián Baltazar
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6261: The Optimal Selection of Renewable Energy Systems Based on MILP for Two Zones in Mexico Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su16146261 Authors: Alan Ortiz Contreras Mohamed Badaoui David Sebastián Baltazar This paper presents a series of enhancements to a previously proposed mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) model for investment decisions and operational planning in distributed generation (DG) systems. The main contribution of this study consists of integrating a wind generation system and multiple loads at different buses in a network. The model considers dy ..read more
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6259: Irrigation Water Quality Assessment in Egyptian Arid Lands, Utilizing Irrigation Water Quality Index and Geo-Spatial Techniques
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by Mohamed E. Fadl, Doaa M. Abou ElFadl, Elhussieny A. Abou Hussien, Mohammedi Zekari, Eltaher M. Shams, Marios Drosos, Antonio Scopa, Hanaa A. Megahed
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6259: Irrigation Water Quality Assessment in Egyptian Arid Lands, Utilizing Irrigation Water Quality Index and Geo-Spatial Techniques Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su16146259 Authors: Mohamed E. Fadl Doaa M. Abou ElFadl Elhussieny A. Abou Hussien Mohammedi Zekari Eltaher M. Shams Marios Drosos Antonio Scopa Hanaa A. Megahed This study focused on assessing surface water quality in the northwest part of the Egyptian Nile Delta (El-Menoufia Governorate) and evaluated water suitability for irrigation purposes using the Irrigation Water Quality Index (IWQI), Permeabilit ..read more
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6258: Exploring the Supporting Role of Finance in the Development of Clean Energy in China Based on the Panel Vector Autoregressive Model
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by Guangyue Xu, Lulu Zhang, Zhongzhou Li, Zili Huang, Hongyu Jiang, Kyaw Jaw Sine Marma
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6258: Exploring the Supporting Role of Finance in the Development of Clean Energy in China Based on the Panel Vector Autoregressive Model Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su16146258 Authors: Guangyue Xu Lulu Zhang Zhongzhou Li Zili Huang Hongyu Jiang Kyaw Jaw Sine Marma The efficient development and widespread utilization of clean energy hold global significance, particularly for developing countries like China, which has committed to carbon peak and neutrality targets. In this context, the financial sector plays a crucial role in supporting the renewable energy indus ..read more
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6269: Low Temperature Pyrolysis and Exfoliation of Waste Printed Circuit Boards: Recovery of High Purity Copper Foils
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by Elanjikkal Indran Anjana, Kalidoss Jayasankar, Rita Khanna, Jayapalan Venkatesan, Yury V. Konyukhov, Partha Sarathy Mukherjee
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6269: Low Temperature Pyrolysis and Exfoliation of Waste Printed Circuit Boards: Recovery of High Purity Copper Foils Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su16156269 Authors: Elanjikkal Indran Anjana Kalidoss Jayasankar Rita Khanna Jayapalan Venkatesan Yury V. Konyukhov Partha Sarathy Mukherjee Although several techniques have been developed to extract copper from waste printed circuit boards (PCBs), there remain several challenges regarding energy consumption, local area contamination and environmental damage. A novel technique has been developed for extracting copper fo ..read more
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6268: Divergences between EU Members on the Sustainability of Road Freight Transport
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by Manuel Manzanedo, Carlos Alonso de Armiño, Nuño Basurto, Roberto Alcalde, Belen Alonso
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6268: Divergences between EU Members on the Sustainability of Road Freight Transport Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su16156268 Authors: Manuel Manzanedo Carlos Alonso de Armiño Nuño Basurto Roberto Alcalde Belen Alonso The Europevan Union is highly dependent on energy. This paper analyses energy consumption in the transport sector, representing approximately 30% of total energy consumption. A particular focus will be placed on road freight transport, which accounts for 40% of total transport energy consumption, trying to contribute to its rationalization. The road f ..read more
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6243: Intervention Options for Enhancing Smallholder Compliance with Regulatory and Market Standards for High-Value Fruits and Vegetables in Rwanda and Zambia
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by Morris Akiri, Fredrick Mbugua, Rahab Njunge, Charles Agwanda, Negussie E. Gurmessa, Noah A. Phiri, Richard Musebe, Jean Pierre Kalisa, Bellancile Uzayisenga, Monica K. Kansiime, Daniel Karanja
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6243: Intervention Options for Enhancing Smallholder Compliance with Regulatory and Market Standards for High-Value Fruits and Vegetables in Rwanda and Zambia Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su16146243 Authors: Morris Akiri Fredrick Mbugua Rahab Njunge Charles Agwanda Negussie E. Gurmessa Noah A. Phiri Richard Musebe Jean Pierre Kalisa Bellancile Uzayisenga Monica K. Kansiime Daniel Karanja Agriculture is vital for economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. In Rwanda and Zambia, the sector drives economic output, particularly the horticulture sector, which has emerged as ..read more
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6240: Exploring Thermal Discomfort during Mediterranean Heatwaves through Softscape and Hardscape ENVI-Met Simulation Scenarios
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by Evgenia Tousi, Areti Tseliou, Athina Mela, Maria Sinou, Zoe Kanetaki, Sébastien Jacques
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6240: Exploring Thermal Discomfort during Mediterranean Heatwaves through Softscape and Hardscape ENVI-Met Simulation Scenarios Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su16146240 Authors: Evgenia Tousi Areti Tseliou Athina Mela Maria Sinou Zoe Kanetaki Sébastien Jacques The study examines the effectiveness of various design strategies in alleviating the impacts of heatwaves in the Mediterranean region, focusing on a densely populated post-refugee urban area in Greece. By analyzing five different design scenarios, the study aims to identify the most efficient approach to miti ..read more
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6257: Soiling, Adhesion, and Surface Characterization of Concentrated Solar Power Reflectors: Insights and Challenges in the MENA Region
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by Ayoub El Baraka, Redouane En-nadir, Mohamed A. Basyooni-M. Kabatas, Anouar Jorio, Asmae Khaldoun
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6257: Soiling, Adhesion, and Surface Characterization of Concentrated Solar Power Reflectors: Insights and Challenges in the MENA Region Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su16146257 Authors: Ayoub El Baraka Redouane En-nadir Mohamed A. Basyooni-M. Kabatas Anouar Jorio Asmae Khaldoun Desert environments are prime locations for concentrated solar power (CSP) applications due to abundant direct normal irradiance. Despite this advantage, the accumulation and adhesion of dust on CSP mirror surfaces present significant challenges to plant efficiency. This paper comprehensive ..read more
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6242: The Impact of Financial Efficiency and Renewable Energy Consumption on CO2 Emission Reduction in GCC Economies: A Panel Data Quantile Regression Approach
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by Lena Bedawi Elfadli Elmonshid, Omer Ahmed Sayed, Ghadda Mohamed Awad Yousif, Kamal Eldin Hassan Ibrahim Eldaw, Muawya Ahmed Hussein
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Sustainability, Vol. 16, Pages 6242: The Impact of Financial Efficiency and Renewable Energy Consumption on CO2 Emission Reduction in GCC Economies: A Panel Data Quantile Regression Approach Sustainability doi: 10.3390/su16146242 Authors: Lena Bedawi Elfadli Elmonshid Omer Ahmed Sayed Ghadda Mohamed Awad Yousif Kamal Eldin Hassan Ibrahim Eldaw Muawya Ahmed Hussein As prominent oil producers, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have played a significant role in the global energy market. However, as the world’s attention increasingly shifts towards environmental sustainability ..read more
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