For Immediate Release
March 25, 2022
NEW YORK – The Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment’s finance and research teams are working with local communities and national stakeholders to fulfill Sustainable Development Goal 7, or SDG 7, adopted by the United Nations and calls for “affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” by 2030.
Examples of our actions include:
FREE contributed for six years to Seoul’s International Sustainable Energy Advisory Council (SIEAC). FREE’s president served as Special Advisor to the City’s Solar City Initiative, including the preparation of a book the documenting the city’s achievements to rapidly decarbonize Seoul’s footprint.
FREE has mapped the potential of rooftop solar for 6 world cities, taking lessons learned from its work in Seoul.
FREE has also worked with the Korea Institute of Energy Research to combine advanced techniques to measure building energy efficiency and rooftop solar potential and for Daejeon,¹′² a city of 1.3 million residents and home to several of Korea’s advanced research institutes and laboratories. The work provides a model for urban planners to assess the ability of cities to meet their present and future needs with two of the most potent sustainable energy technologies available to societies everywhere.
¹“Inferential- and measurement-based methods to estimate rooftop “solar city” potential in megacity Seoul, South Korea.” 2022. Job Taminiau, John Byrne, Jongkyu Kim, Min-Hwi Kim, Jeongseok Seo. WIREs Energy and Environment. 2022;e438. https://doi.org/10.1002/wene.438
²2021;e397. https://doi.org/10.1002/wene.397WIREs Energy Environ.