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Meet the Editor: Professor Tomas Kåberger of Energy Science and Engineering

Tomas Kaberger

25 Apr 2013

For several years oil prices have been at 100 US dollars per barrel, climate policies have been introduced, and safety concerns post-Fukushima have changed expectations of conventional nuclear power. Modern bioenergy applications have evolved, while prices of wind and solar energy technologies have further changed the conditions of the energy industry. Securing an affordable and low carbon energy supply is a critical challenge of the 21st century and the solutions will require collaboration between scientists and engineers worldwide.

With this in mind SCI and Wiley have launched a new open access journal, Energy Science & Engineering, which aims to facilitate collaboration and spark innovation in energy research and development.

The journal is led by Editor-in-Chief, Professor Tomas Kåberger whose academic career spans physics, environmental science, economics and energy policy. He is currently Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and visiting professor at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. In addition to these broad academic credentials, Prof Kåberger has managed a number of energy technology companies and has been Director General of the national Swedish Energy Agency. He currently chairs the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation.

So what is exciting about this new journal? 'Research into the new technologies and energy systems evolving under these new economic conditions is important for the energy sector,' said Professor Kåberger. Energy Science & Engineering will take a leading position in making relevant research results available quickly, efficiently and globally accessible.'

'My academic motto has always been 'never underestimate reality'. With current rapid development of energy technologies, reality checks are more important than ever. We will give priority to articles that are accessible to a broad readership reporting cutting-edge research, providing new perspectives and modelling results of relevance together with industrial, technical and regional experiences that can help others in the energy sector.' SCI members benefit from a 20% discount on the article publication charge for this journal.

For more information about Energy Science & Engineering visit the website (below) or contact E: ese@wiley.com

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