Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)

Through the menus below you can find interesting energy-related journals such as Nature Energy or Renewable Energy, news sites covering renewables and important reports such as the World Energy Outlook. For those of you that have a Twitter account, you will find interesting people, companies and organisations to follow.


  • Energy Conversion and Management  
    “The topics considered include energy generation, utilization, conversion, storage, transmission, conservation, management and sustainability.”
  • Applied Thermal Engineering  
    “Applied Thermal Engineering publishes original, high-quality research papers and ancillary features, spanning activities ranging from fundamental research to trouble-shooting in existing plant and equipment.”
  • Biomass and Bioenergy  
    “Key areas covered by the journal:
    Biomass: sources, energy crop production processes, genetic improvements, composition. Please note that research on these biomass subjects must be linked directly to bioenergy generation.
    - Biological Residues: residues/rests from agricultural production, forestry and plantations (palm, sugar etc), processing industries, and municipal sources (MSW).”
  • Resources, Conservation and Recycling  
    “The journal emphasizes the transformation processes involved in a transition toward more sustainable production and consumption systems. Emphasis is upon technological, economic, institutional and policy aspects of specificresource management practices, such as conservation, recycling andresource substitution, and of "systems-wide" strategies, such as resource productivity improvement, the restructuring of production and consumption profiles and the transformation of industry.”
  • The Electricity Journal 
    “The journal deals primarily with fuel diversity and the energy mix needed for optimal energy market performance, and therefore covers the full spectrum of energy, from coal, nuclear, natural gas and oil, to renewable energy sources including hydro, solar, geothermal and wind power.”
  • Energy 
    “The journal covers research in mechanical engineering and thermal sciences, with a strong focus on energy analysis, energy modelling and prediction, integrated energy systems, energy planning and energy management.”
  • Energy Economics 
    “Themes include, but are not limited to, the exploitation, conversion and use of energy, markets for energy commodities and derivatives, regulation and taxation, forecasting, environment and climate, international trade, development, and monetary policy.”
  • Energy Policy  
    “Energy Policy is an international peer-reviewed journal addressing the policy implications of energy supply and use from their economic, social, planning and environmental aspects.”
  • Fuel  
    “Research into energy sources remains a key issue. Over the last 80 years, Fuelhas been the leading source of primary research work in fuel science. The scope is broad and includes many topics of increasing interest such as environmental aspects and pollution.”
  • The International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (JEPE)  
    “The International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (JEPE) is an international journal for dissemination of the newest technologies and theoretical research in the area of electrical power and energy systems, aiming at inspiring interdisciplinary research across academia and industry and contributing to the prosperity of modern societies.”
  • International Journal of Marine Energy 
    “The Journal focuses on wave and tidal topics including: fundamental understanding; fluid mechanics; design; modelling and optimisation of devices and arrays/ farms; environmental assessment; design codes; regulations; policy; economics; monitoring; planning evaluation; legislation and legal aspects related to sustainable exploitation of the ocean and tidal resources.”
  • Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 
    “These are: social and economic impact of wind effects; wind characteristics and structure, local wind environments, wind loads and structural response, diffusion, pollutant dispersion and matter transport, wind effects on building heat loss and ventilation, wind effects on transport systems, wind power generation, and codification of wind effects.”
  • Renewable Energy 
    “Renewable Energy is an international, multi-disciplinary journal inrenewable energy engineering and research. The journal aims to be a leading peer-reviewed platform and an authoritative source of original research and reviews related to renewable energy.”
  • Solar Energy 
    “Solar Energy welcomes manuscripts presenting information not previously published in journals on any aspect of solar energy research,development, application, measurement or policy. The term "solar energy" in this context includes the indirect uses such as wind energy and biomass”
  • Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 
    “Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells is intended as a vehicle for the dissemination of research results on materials science and technologyrelated to photovoltaic, photothermal and photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion.”
  • Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks 
    “SEGAN welcomes papers describing fundamental advances in mathematical, statistical or computational methods with application to power and energy systems, as well as papers on applications, computation and modeling in the areas of electrical and energy systems with coupled information and communication technologies.”
  • Utilities Policy  
    “Relevant topics and issues include but are not limited to industry structures and ownership, market design and dynamics, economic development, resource planning, system modeling, accounting and finance, infrastructure investment, supply and demand efficiency, strategic management and productivity, network operations and integration, supply chains, adaptation and flexibility, service-quality standards, benchmarking and metrics, benefit-cost analysis, behavior and incentives, pricing and demand response, economic and environmental regulation, regulatory performance and impact, restructuring and deregulation, and policy institutions.”
  • Nature Energy
    Publishing monthly, Nature Energy is dedicated to exploring all aspects of this on-going discussion, from the generation and storage of energy, to its distribution and management, the needs and demands of the different actors, and the impacts that energy technologies and policies have on societies. We have a particular interest in studies that advance our knowledge and inform the development of next-generation technologies and solutions. Nature Energyprovides a forum for all parties active at the frontiers of energy to come together and learn about the different facets of this sector.

News sites

Important reports

Twitter accounts to follow



  • @cleantechnica 
    Twitter account for a US-based clean tech news site. Focuses on solar power, clean transport, wind power, energy efficiency, and energy storage.
  • @renew_economy 
    Twitter account for a Australian clean energy news and analysis site.
  • @syslagronn 
    Grønne nyheter fra Norge og verden (Schibsted).
  • @ftenergy 
    The latest energy news from the Financial Times.
  • @energiogklima  
    Norsk Klimastiftelses net magazine.
  • @pvmagazine 
    Berlin based photovoltaic trade magazine & website, focuses on the latest PV developments.
  • @AenergiNO / @Aenergynews 
    Energy and climate news from the oil capital of Norway brought to you by Aenergi.no. and Stavanger Aftenblad.

 - Energy organisations/companies

  • @IEA 
    The official account for The International Energy Agency (IEA). They “facilitates the global energy dialogue, providing research, statistics & recommendations”.
  • @RystadEnergy 
    Norwegian independent oil and gas consulting services and business intelligence data firm offering
  • @IRENA 
    The International Renewable Energy Agency is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future.
  • @BecquerelForPV 
    Updates on new solar projects. Becquerel Institute specializes on key aspects relating to the accelerated penetration of Solar PV as a mainstream electricity source.
  • @DNVGL_Renewable 
    Official DNV GL - Renewables Twitter account. We tweet mainly about the onshore wind, offshore renewables and solar energy industries.
  • @energiteknikk 
    Institutt for energiteknikk. Norways largest energy research institute.


 - Energy professionals

  • @MLiebreich 
    Founder of (what is now) Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
  • @PeterMHaugan 
    Professor at the geophysical institute, UiB.
  • @chrisnelder 
    Energy Futurist/Analyst/Writer/Speaker.
  • @solar_chase 
    Solar analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • @gilbeaq 
    Energy policy and markets. Cofounder
  • @sparklibrary
    Data-driven narrative analysis.
  • @ShellenbergerMD 
    Nuclear proponent. President, Environmental Progress.
  • @IngaBerre 
    Professor at the mathematical institute at UiB. Geothermal energy.  
  • @EWaerness 
    SVP and Chief economist in Statoil.
  • @PaarupMichelsen 
    Dagleg leiar i Norsk Klimastiftelse / The Norwegian Climate Foundation.
  • @Mohnitor 
    Professor of Petroleum Economics at UiS Business School. News and views on energy and petroleum economics.
  • @TimBuckleyIEEFA 
    Energy Finance Studies at The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
  • @OsmundsenTerje 
    Solar energy entrepreneur and executive at Scatec Solar
  • @JeffMcMahon_Chi 
    Covers green technology, energy and the environment for Forbes.
  • @drvox 
    Blogging for http://Vox.com  about energy politics.
  • @Athornor 
    Founder of the solar start-up Otovosolar. Tweets about solar, tech and more