Technology

Energy Storage & Connected Systems 2018, held in association with the Renewable Energy Association will bring together key industry figures to focus on the future of energy in the UK.
Energy Storage & Connected Systems 2018, held in association with the Renewable Energy Association will bring together key industry figures to focus on the future of energy storage in the UK; covering practical examples of storage that are currently being deployed and how they integrate into a broader network of connected systems including smart buildings, grids and electric vehicle infrastructure.
This analysis of 160 cases of artificial intelligence (AI) being used for social good touches on all 17 of the SDGs, with Goal 3, good health and wellbeing, being particularly well documented in terms of AI for good.
Elsevier,

Joule, Volume 3, Issue 1, 16 January 2019, Pages 81-100

To achieve goals 7 and 13, we need more renewable energy, and yet the intermittency of renewable sources like wind or solar power means there is a pressing need to develop effective energy storage systems. This Joule study analyses the application-specific lifetime cost for a range of different electricity storage technologies. The analysis strongly suggests that specialized technologies are unlikely to compete with lithium ion battery storage for nearly all applications.
Advancing goals 8 and 9, this webinar explores how technology can advance decent work in global supply chains, with a specific focus on the potential of blockchains.
This book chapter addresses goals 7 and 9 by analysing future and generation IV nuclear reactors with a focus on their sustainable attributes.
Elsevier,

Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Volume 70, January 2019, Pages 145-168.

Municipal wastewater is a remarkable energy source but in order to recover the energy present efficiently, it is crucial to up-concentrate the organics in wastewaters. This paper contributes to SDG 7 by providing a comprehensive evaluation of the current practices applied to up-concentrate organic matter, as well as various up-to-date treatment configurations.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry,
Volume 112,
2019,
Pages 52-65

Supporting SDG 9.5 (enhance scientific research), this review provides a roadmap of current analytical methods for microplastic and nanoplastic research. Enhanced research capabilities in this area may in turn support progress towards SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land).
Advancing goals 7 and 14, this article examines the potential ecological effects of submarine power cables during installation, operation and decommissioning phases and sets recommendations for better monitoring and mitigation of the most significant impacts
Elsevier,

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 99, January 2019, Pages 66-82

This paper advances SDGs 9 and 12 by investigating the construction of strategies aiming to up-scale low-carbon innovations from pilot to full commercial scale. The authors reveal that the growth plans conveyed in the roadmaps are overly optimistic and they call for policy rooted in realistic expectations and adequate to the phase of innovation.
Elsevier,

Social Media: The Academic Library Perspective, Chandos Publishing Social Media Series, 2019, Pages 45-55

This chapter addresses SDGs 4 and 10 through the use of a case study from a very large academic library that collaboratively compiled a set of guidelines specifically addressing copyright and disability issues on social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It also discusses disseminating these guidelines through a series of workshops targeted at social media managers, and offers an initial assessment of the guidelines impact on social media account owners, managers, and users.

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