SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy

The recent sixth assessment report of the IPCC warned again of the dangers of climate change. We may be able to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C but only if we take big steps now to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time a third of humanity uses dangerous and unsafe cooking systems and 759 million people have no access to electrical power.

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. If we can do both we can help prevent an environmental catastrophe while improving the health and standards of living of hundreds of millions.

On 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.

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Energy Markets and Energy Policies

From Regulation of Energy Markets

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Energy Reserves and Sustainability

From Energy Economics

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German Energy and Climate Policies: A Historical Overview

From Energiewende "Made in Germany"

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Energy and Energy Types

From Energy

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The Economics of Renewable Energy Supply

From Energy Economics

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Sociotechnical Perspectives on Technological Development

From Improving Energy Efficiency in Industrial Energy Systems

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nZEB Case Studies

From Cost Optimal and Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB)

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Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs)

From Low Platinum Fuel Cell Technologies

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Recent Progress in Perovskite Solar Cell: Fabrication, Efficiency and Stability

From Development of Solar Cells

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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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