SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

The UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7)  'Affordable and Clean Energy' exists to engage with grand global challenges and facilitate the rapid expansion of modern renewable energy systems, particularly in heating and transport, and an acceleration of energy efficient technology.

SN SDG logo © Springer Nature 2019On this page we highlight key contributions from Springer Nature’s authors to help readers make sense of developments in energy research and how they can address the great challenges posed by SDG7 - to ensure that the world has access to affordable and reliable energy while protecting the future of its environment.

Editors-in-Chief on SDG7


HVDC transmission technologies for offshore wind power plants

SN Applied Sciences Webinar with Prof. Irfan Khan, Texas A&M University, USA

Assiatant Professor Irfan Khan, Editorial Board member of the journal SN Applied Sciences, talks about Key Milestones in thSN Applied Sciencese Wind Industry including HVDC Transmission Technologies for Offshore Wind Power Plants.

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Open Access Books: Supporting the SDGs

Open access (OA) advances research on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals—as OA easily connects researchers and their work to policy makers, business leaders, and professionals who can put discoveries into practice.Open Access

Take a closer look at our collection of OA books across all SDGs and read interviews with OA book authors that illustrate how publishing their books OA has extended their impact and reach.

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SDG7 and societal impact

Discover SDG7 researchers' attitudes towards societal impact in this downloadable infographic, part of a larger project in partnership with the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), exploring the role of open research in accelerating progress on global societal challenges. Learn more.

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