Updated Maps for Sustainable Energy Deployments, Policies, and Other Factors Offer Insights into Global Developments
With a goal to provide universal energy access by 2030, renewables can play a major role in building the necessary infrastructure and resource generation to meet the needs of a variety of communities.
One of the major advantages of incorporating sustainability infrastructure into a region, industry, or community is to help implement a versatile Triple Bottom Line. Relevant to the goal of universal energy access, adding the benefits of utilities management allows for the generation of renewable energy with a resilient grid infrastructure. And by properly remediating waste and supporting growth of bio-products and sustainable agriculture, one can help achieve resource independence.
Team Gemini incorporates numerous technologies into its project developments to achieve these goals. This includes thermal energy and other utilities needed to operate a business or community. And besides fulfilling a variety of resource requirements to run businesses and communities, a combination of technologies has the added benefit of solving multiple problems together in a synergistic fashion.
Building such an infrastructure is no isolated ambition, as many global innovators, organizations, and stakeholders are pooling expertise, data, technologies, and project experience to pave the way. In an effort to achieve universal energy access within the next 13 years, a new report sheds light on progress and challenges so far:
Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) just released newly updated ‘heat maps’ that help identify countries and regions around the world making the most progress — and facing the biggest challenges — on key sustainable energy issues.
The four sets of heat maps are focused on access to clean cooking, electricity access, energy efficiency and renewable energy — all key topics of Sustainable Development Goal 7, which calls for achieving affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030.
“By combining and analyzing data in these heat maps, we can show global leaders where they can make the biggest and fastest inroads towards our goal of universal energy access for all by 2030,” said Jane Olga Ebinger, Director of Policy at SEforALL, “The maps also show where big gains are happening so that we can replicate the success of others and help leaders in government, business and civil society make smart choices.”
Most of the data for the maps is from the 2017 Global Tracking Framework report, which has been assessing progress towards SEforALL objectives since 2013. The Framework uses available data from household surveys and international databases to track access to electricity, clean cooking sources, improvements in energy intensity and increases in the share of renewable energy compared to overall energy consumption.
The maps also draw on data from the Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy —commonly known as RISE — which evaluate 111 countries on the quality of their policies and regulations for energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Numerous regions identified within this report represent a growing number of examples showcasing the benefits of sustainability infrastructure. Energy resources for communities are diverse, and include utilities like electricity, thermal energy, and water. Specific to Team Gemini’s offerings in supplying these resources, team members like 2G Energy (combined heat and power), Viessmann (thermal energy et al), ABB (resource management and monitoring), and A3 (wastewater treatment and conservation) are part of the equation. Food production also plays an important role, as these resources are part of maintaining a healthy community. These companies, among others, provide excellent technology and service options to fulfill a variety of energy efficiency and resource generation needs for countless communities. And they may help achieve the goal of universal energy access by 2030.
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