Environmental and Climate Technologies

Environmental and Climate Technologies is a Open Access no fee scientific Journal published by Riga Technical University.

ECT current SNIP (2017) - 2.004!

The Journal ensures international publicity for original research and innovative work.

Journal can also provide special issues with Conferences. Special issue and conditions needs to be discussed prior the Conference. For more details, please, contact us via e-mail ect@rtu.lv

A variety of themes are covered through a multi-disciplinary approach which integrates all aspects of environmental science:

  • Bioeconomy and low carbon development
  • Biofuels and alternative fuels
  • Energy and carbon markets
  • Energy and environmental modelling
  • Energy efficiency improvement
  • Energy management, policy and economics
  • Green transport systems
  • Heat and power generation, incl. district heating and/or cooling
  • Pollution prevention
  • Renewable energy
  • Resilience
  • Resource efficiency, circular economy and ecodesign
  • Smart energy and zero carbon technologies
  • System approach integration in energy sector
  • Etc.

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We are happy to announce that journal's Environmental and Climate Technologies current SNIP (2017) is 2.004!

ECT is Open Access no fee journal which is now being indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index)!

Posted: 2018-06-18 More...

New Journal Issues Published





Latest journal volume includes papers:


Methodological Approach to Determining the Effect of Parallel Energy Consumption on District Heating System

by Eduard Latosov, Anna Volkova, Andres Siirde, Jarek Kurnitski, Martin Thalfeldt


Kinetic Parameters for the Thermal Decomposition of Forest Waste Using Distributed Activation Energy Model (DAEM)

by Alok Dhaundiyal, Pramod Tewari


Market Opportunities for Cellulose Products From Combined Renewable Resources

by Lauma Zihare, Dagnija Blumberga


The Significance of Temperature Based Approach Over the Energy Based Approaches in the Buildings Thermal Assessment

by Aiman Albatayneh, Dariusz Alterman, Adrian Page, Behdad Moghtaderi


Discharge and Nitrogen Transfer Modelling in the Berze River: A HYPE Setup and Calibration

by Arturs Veinbergs, Ainis Lagzdins, Viesturs Jansons, Kaspars Abramenko, Ritvars Sudars


Environment Quality: Impact From Traffic, Power Plant and Land Morphology, a Case Study of Prishtina

by Bujar Bajcinovci


Full papers are available here: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/rtuect.2017.19.issue-1/issue-files/rtuect.2017.19.issue-1.xml





This journal volume includes papers:


Integration of Decentralized Thermal Storages Within District Heating (DH) Networks

by Georg K. Schuchardt


Developing an Agro-Ecological Zoning Model for Tumbleweed (Salsola kali), as Energy Crop in Drylands of Argentina

by Silvia Falasca, Sandra Pitta-Alvarez, Ana Ulberich


Pike Esox Lucius Distribution and Feeding Comparisons in Natural and Historically Channelized River Sections

by Kaspars Ivanovs


The Effectiveness of Light Shelf in Tropical Urban Context

by Floriberta Binarti, Sinta Dewi


Achieving Energy Efficiency in Accordance with Bioclimatic Architecture Principles

by Bujar Bajcinovci, Florina Jerliu


Greenhouse Gases and Energy Intensity of Granite Rock Mining Operations in Thailand: A Case of Industrial Rock-Construction

by Suthirat Kittipongvises, Orathai Chavalparit, Chakkaphan Sutthirat


Journal issue available online here: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/rtuect.2016.18.issue-1/issue-files/rtuect.2016.18.issue-1.xml




This journal volume includes papers:


A Survey on Renewable Energy Development in Malaysia: Current Status, Problems and Prospects

by Syed Shah Alam, Nor Fariza Mohd Nor, Maisarah Ahmad, Nik Hazrul Nik Hashim


Model of Environmental Problems Priority Arising from the use of Environmental and Natural Resources in Machinery Sectors of Thailand

by Pruethsan Sutthichaimethee, Yothin Sawangdee


Climate Change and Buildings Energy Efficiency – the Key Role of Residents

by Martins Miezis, Kristaps Zvaigznitis, Nicholas Stancioff, Lars Soeftestad


Algae Biofuel in the Nigerian Energy Context

by Isa Elegbede, Guerrero Cinthya


Street Geometry Factors Influence Urban Microclimate in Tropical Coastal Cities: A Review

by Arezou Shafaghat, Golnoosh Manteghi, Ali Keyvanfar, Hasanuddin Bin Lamit, Kei Saito, Dilshan Remaz Ossen


Deleterious Emission Abatement through Structured Energy Use Pattern: A North Central Nigeria Perspective

by Ademola Ajayi-Banji, Olayinka Omotosho, Anthony Amori, Damilola Alao, Imoisime Igbode, Olufemi Abimbola


Available here: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/rtuect.2016.17.issue-1/issue-files/rtuect.2016.17.issue-1.xml



This journal issue is special as it is dedicated to the modelling of sustainable development with environment and climate technologies. The journal centres on the analysis and implementation of the systems dynamics modelling idea by modelling the behaviour of environment and climate technologies in different sectors of the economy. The articles in the journal show a fast progression in building up the systems dynamic models: defined systems, setting parameters and system borders.

Journal issue available online here: http://www.degruyter.com/volume16



Within this journal, the reader will find the studies related to analysis of district heating networks from plant level to country level, waste-to-biomethane use in urban systems, applications for Clean Development Mechanism and GHGs emission reductions in gold mining industry, life cycle costs analysis of hybrid solar drying systems and thermochemical fuel properties analysis of melon seed husk observed as a potential biomass feedstock for clean energy and power generation.

Jornal issue available online here: http://www.degruyter.com/volume15


Posted: 2016-02-26 More...

Call for papers


Editorial board of International Scientific Journal "Environmental and Climate Technologies" (ECT) invites you to submit the article for Issue 15, will be published on 2015. 

Posted: 2015-02-10 More...

CONECT 2015 Call for Papers


We are glad to invite you to the International Scientific Conference on Environmental and Climate Technologies - CONECT 2015 which will be held on 14-16 October 2015 in Riga, Latvia.

Registration and Abstract submission - till February 15. More information at conect.rtu.lv

The conference includes, but is not limited to, following topics:

  • Advanced Energy Technologies
  • Renewable Energy 
  • Energy Efficiency Improvement
  • Heat and Power Generation & System
  • Energy Management, Policy and Economics
  • System Approach Integration in Energy Sector
Posted: 2015-01-12 More...

Succesfully passed CONECT 2014


Conference of Environmental and Climate Technologies was held in Riga, Latvia. It brought members of many countries together in our new faculty building in Kipsala.The main topic of CONECT 2014 was "Bioeconomy as a link to sustainable environment technologies".

The conference proceedings will be published at Energy Procedia and indexed in Scopus.
Posted: 2015-01-05
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