SDG 7 Hub: Affordable and Clean Energy

The UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 '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 hub 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.

Delivering Clean, Affordable Energy for All

Reflections from our panelists: Key takeaways from the discussion

The Science for a Sustainable Future event series on SDG7 brought together policymakers, government representatives, UN officials and leading global scientists to discuss and advance the SDGs. 

Topics included energy and science communication, energy and social justice, as well as energy and the transition to net zero.

The event recordings are now available.

Discover the key policy recommendations needed to achieve SDG 7 by downloading our Policy Brief 'Delivering Clean, Affordable Energy for All'.

Read our blog 'Five key takeaways from our Science for a Sustainable Future webinar series' which covers some of the highlights and learnings from the webinars.

Information for Authors

Contact a publishing editor © Mitarart, iStockphotoGetting started publishing your SDG 7 work at Springer Nature is easy. Springer Nature aspires to lead in publishing SDG research, and especially in open access (OA) SDG research.

You can add impact and power to your SDG-related research when you publish it at Springer Nature, and alongside leading research (like the examples above). Research published OA at Springer Nature gets more exposure. For example, research published in fully OA Springer Nature journals are downloaded over 7,000 times on average (up to 5x more than competitors) and cited 7.39 times on average.

Publishing with Springer Nature gives you:

  • A range of journals, from Nature, Springer, and BMC, both hybrid and OA. The journals with SDG content curated above are a small selection of journals you can publish in. Clicking through on them will give you the information — including journal metrics, submission guidelines and more — that you need to plan your next submission.
  • The world’s leading scholarly book program, including the option to publish your book OA. ᐅSDG 7 OA Books
  • Support in finding funding for OA. Many funders and institutions now cover open access (OA) journal article publishing costs for affiliated researchers, as part of an OA agreement with Springer Nature. Find out more about OA agreements and whether you may be entitled to publish OA journal articles with your fees covered. The OA funding support service can help you find and access other OA publishing funds — for journal articles and books — to which you may be entitled.  ᐅOA Agreements  Funding Support Service  The impact of OA
  • Support in writing and publishing your work — both free, including tutorials and paid research solutions services, including editing, translation, and more.  ᐅAuthor Services  ᐅResearch Solutions
  • An easy way to get started on a book. Even if it is only a germ of an idea, by filling in this form, you will be put in touch with an editor who can help you grow it into a fully formed book.  ᐅSubmit your book idea

SDG 7 and societal impact

Discover SDG 7 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.

Springer Nature Storytellers

Inspiring personal accounts shared during the Springer Nature Storytellers event

Research Stories: How a theory of nuclear fusion turbulence caused turbulence of another kind

“Nuclear fusion is the process that powers the stars and the sun,” Josefine Proll explains. “It's taking two light atoms and merging them, fusing them, and out comes a lot of energy. It’s been a dream of humanity for more than half a century to get it working on Earth because it could really solve the world's energy problems. It would be an energy source that doesn't produce CO2. And the fuel is abundantly there.”

Josefine Proll, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Read more in Josefine's blog.