Entries by Mathias Haugner

Development of Microgrids in Remote Regions Highlights Effectiveness and Competitiveness of Integrated Energy Management Systems

Development of Microgrids in Remote Regions Highlights Effectiveness and Competitiveness of Integrated Energy Management Systems An influx of new microgrid projects and upgrades of existing facilities continue growing presence of island-mode-enabled energy storage and management systems. Energy independence isn’t a far-fetched idea; many locations are already reaping the benefits of renewable-energy infrastructure and a variety […]

Resources for Sustainability: Exploring NOAA U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

Resources for Sustainability: Exploring NOAA U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit While the future for renewable energy is bright, climate change will still impact regions across the world in a variety of ways—building resilience based on working models will help cope with effects. Sustainability initiatives are being embraced all over the world. From communities that pursue energy […]

Resources for Sustainability: Exploring the New REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report

Resources for Sustainability: Exploring the New REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report Exploring the opportunities and challenges of different renewable energy scenarios and pathways to 100% coverage helps identify and solve problems in reaching ambitious goals. Ambitious sustainability goals—such as the much-touted path to creating energy supplies powered 100% through renewable sources—rely primarily on resourceful growth, […]

Thermal Energy Handbooks Provide Guidelines for Utilizing Woody Biomass for Community Benefits

Thermal Energy Handbooks Provide Guidelines for Utilizing Woody Biomass for Community Benefits Wood manufacturing and related industries stand to benefit from integration of renewable energy and other technologies, helping optimize electricity and thermal energy provisions. As highlighted in our recent article about benefits to rural communities, feedstocks like wood provide opportunities for advantageous biomass processing. […]

Sustainability Technology Combinations Can Help Alleviate India’s Water, Energy, and Other Issues

Sustainability Technology Combinations Can Help Alleviate India’s Water, Energy, and Other Issues As efforts to support thriving communities exist on a global level, environmental and other concerns of different regions highlight similarities in problems, challenges, and solutions. Team Gemini and its team members combine a variety of technology applications to solve environmental and economic issues […]

Rural Communities Stand to Benefit from Environmental and Economic Impacts of Bioenergy

Rural Communities Stand to Benefit from Environmental and Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Forestry and other dry biomass resources can present significant rewards if treated properly, including mitigating risks associated with wildfires and more. Bioenergy is considered a lucrative element of biomass processing. Refining feedstock into a variety of resources is one of the primary technology […]

Resources for Sustainability: Exploring the 2017 World Bank Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report

Resources for Sustainability: Exploring the 2017 World Bank Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report Helping benchmark energy performance indicators across global economies, the 2017 report sheds light on progress and future trends in the energy sector. Success in sustainability relies heavily on growth, adaptation, and different forms of implementation of energy systems. Sustainable economies cannot […]

Infographic Provides Glimpse into Water Usage across US States

Infographic Provides Glimpse into Water Usage across US States To help provide insight into different applications of precious water resources, an infographic on the topic helps isolate summary information across different regions and categories of use. Water treatment rightly continues to be a critical environmental topic. As a variety of detrimental agriculture and business operations […]

As Grid Investments Increase with Infrastructure Upgrades, Flexible Policy and Economic Models Become Important Factors

As Grid Investments Increase with Infrastructure Upgrades, Flexible Policy and Economic Models Become Important Factors Billions of dollars will be spent in the coming years to upgrade ailing infrastructure; smart grids and other energy distribution components comprise an important piece of the investment puzzle. Maintaining and modernizing a nation’s utilities production and distribution sources is […]

Financial Institutions May Become Increasingly Urged to Support Sustainability Investments

Financial Institutions May Become Increasingly Urged to Support Sustainability Investments As global energy portfolios make the transition towards more low-carbon models, reports and investor feedback may play a major role in influencing support of financial institutions. Financing the infrastructure and technology components for a transition towards more sustainable, low-carbon energy models is a cost-intensive and […]