Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Access to innovative solutions and sustainable infrastructure is a key part of a more equitable world. Earlier this year Awesense published our Corporate Sustainability Report outlining a few of the core goals we are working on as supporters of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These goals aim to address the many areas of development that humanity is working on optimizing. Working together on these goals will help make our world a more egalitarian and sustainable place to live.
One of these goals is to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation. As outlined in our report, we are committed to supporting the growth of renewable energy and encourage the responsible use of all energy sources. If you haven’t seen the first article in this series, check out SDG Goal #7 here.
Why is this a focus for Awesense and the United Nations?
The Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure goal set out by the 2030 agenda shows that “before COVID-19, manufacturing growth [was] in decline”. Though carbon emissions are declining globally, CO2 emissions from fuel combustion have risen since 2017 despite the decoupling of GDP and carbon emissions over time.
This suggests that areas of the economy still using fossil fuels, despite CO2 reduction initiatives, are hindering the progress of our overarching goal to reach a net-zero world. One way to address this situation is through investment in technology that allows for efficient energy consumption- according to the United Nations, “investment in R&D is growing but needs to accelerate”. This expansion in R&D investment will comprise both physical and digital assets to enable growth that aligns globally- an initiative we are proud to support in its sustainable development.
What have we been doing to address this Sustainable Development Goal?
Awesense has invested in cutting-edge product R&D to meet these objectives, an initiative that grows with the ongoing renewable energy goals for utilities of the future. Awesense has accelerated its work with large-scale industrial organizations to improve the efficiency of their plants. And by helping them integrate renewables into their energy systems, we have paved the way for them to significantly lower their carbon emissions.
Our work in promoting the growth of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and Transportation Electrification (both major drivers of sustainable industrialization) has been focused on increasing our utility customers’ ability to accommodate distributed generation loads into the grid.
One hurdle we have faced in growth is the inability to integrate intermittent renewable energy and mobile loads from a range of single electric vehicles (EVs) to EV fleets consisting of both medium and heavy-duty vehicles. This is an effort Awesense is actively working on fixing with our Digital Energy Platform.
Are our efforts making a difference?
By providing an engine that enables faster, more informed decision making on the interconnection of renewable energy sources and EVs to the grid, Awesense is promoting a greater increase in renewable energy integration and EV adoption
Moving forward, we aim to be the digital layer that drives the decentralization and decarbonization of the energy system, a core component of the paradigm shift in motion today towards a net-zero carbon future. Anything we can do to advance that direction and purpose is important as we aim to optimize humanity’s largest machine.
Awesense will maintain its CO2 reduction goals, as we aim to achieve our target emissions reduction. We will continue to address these needs by working with organizations committed to the same sustainability initiatives, not just in North America, but across the globe. By providing our innovative technology to the world, we are committed to helping build sustainable and resilient infrastructure both physically and digitally.
What can I do to help advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals?
The number one thing any of us can do to help advance the SDGs outlined by the UN is by educating both ourselves and the people around us. It is only with knowledge of the deficits existent in our current system, that we can form new knowledge to address the gaps.
If you can’t afford or don’t have the ability to install renewable energy to power your household or business, encouraging your utility or energy provider to use more renewably sourced energy is a great way to have an impact. Interested in connecting with us to make a difference together? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’re always happy to hear from you!