Elsevier, Social Science and Medicine, Volume 167, 1 October 2016
Energy insecurity is a multi-dimensional construct that describes the interplay between physical conditions of housing, household energy expenditures and energy-related coping strategies.
California-based Facebook is planning to build two data centres measuring 184,000 square metres in Denmark’s third largest city. This could push up total Danish power demand by a 10%, and accelerate investments in wind production. Increasing the production of wind power and other renewables contributes to the advancement of SDG target 7.2 to increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
17 September 2016
On-site energy storage systems can be used in both domestic and commercial buildings to address the increasing demand on electricity. This would require energy to be purchased at off-peak times and stored for use during peak times. Despite a number of benefits to on-site energy storage systems, they are not yet an economically viable solution, although by 2021 costs are expected to fall significantly. Future-proofing buildings in the form of battery technology supports SDG 7 - affordable and clean energy.
Elsevier, Renewable Energy, Volume 93, August 01, 2016
Assessing the impact of techno socioeconomic factors on sustainability indicators of microhydro power projects in Indonesia: A comparative study
A review of electricity access projects in rural areas reveals a number of unsustainable features.
Energy Procedia, Volume 93, August 2016, Pages 113-119
Access to clean and stable energy is a major challenge for many developing African countries. This research aims to investigate ways in which financing renewable energy projects (REPs) can help to address this problem and therefore SDG7. The authors propose the promotion of the two-hand renewable energy service company (ESCO) model as an efficient financial vehicle for increasing sustainable economic development through the production of reliable and stable electricity in semi-urban and rural communities.
Elsevier, Ecological Indicators, Volume 66, 1 July 2016
Sustainability criteria and indicators of bioenergy systems from steering, research and Finnish bioenergy business operators' perspectives
This paper addresses the interface of steering, research, and business operators' perspectives to bioenergy sustainability.
Elsevier, Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, Volume 6, June 01, 2016
A unified control strategy for active distribution networks via demand response and distributed energy storage systems
As part of the transition to a future power grid, distribution systems are undergoing profound changes evolving into Active Distribution Networks (ADNs).
Elsevier, Computers and Geotechnics, Volume 75, May 01, 2016
Energy geotechnics involves the use of geotechnical principles to understand and engineer the coupled thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical processes encountered in collecting, exchanging, storing, and protec
Elsevier, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 56, 1 April 2016
A lifecycle-based sustainability indicator framework for waste-to-energy systems and a proposed metric of sustainability
Studies of waste-to-energy systems have applied a varying range of indicators to assess their sustainability.
Elsevier, Energy and Buildings, Volume 116, 15 March 2016
Occupant behavior is one of the major factors influencing building energy consumption and contributing to uncertainty in building energy use prediction and simulation.