Energy

Energy is a central component of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), explicitly reflected in SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. However, the theme of energy cuts across multiple SDGs, demonstrating the interconnectivity of these global goals.

SDG 7's objective is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. Energy, in its various forms, is a vital driver of economic growth and is pivotal to nearly all aspects of development. Without a steady and reliable supply of energy, societies can hardly progress. However, millions of people around the world still lack access to modern and clean energy services. The emphasis on "affordable and clean" energy within this goal shows the need to transition from traditional energy sources, often characterized by high environmental costs, to more sustainable ones like wind, solar, and hydropower.

Energy's role is also significant in achieving other SDGs. For example, SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, emphasizes the need for sustainable and resilient infrastructure with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean technologies. It is almost impossible to achieve this without a sustainable energy framework. Similarly, SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, calls for making cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, and one of its targets (11.6) directly refers to the environmental impact of cities, for which energy is a key factor.

Furthermore, energy is a crucial player in SDG 13: Climate Action. The energy sector represents the largest single source of global greenhouse gas emissions. Transitioning to a sustainable energy future, therefore, is critical for tackling climate change. Efforts to reduce emissions and promote clean energy sources are crucial to mitigate climate change and its impacts.

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Deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage: Insights, Case Studies, and Key Learnings, Volume , 1 January 2023

This chapter advances UN SDG goal 12 and 13 by presenting an overview of CCS technologies and how they support the reduction of carbon emissions.
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Wind Energy Engineering: A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines, Volume , 1 January 2023

This chapter supports UN SDGs 7 and 13 by studying the impact of climate change on offshore wind operation, which is a key renewable energy source that will continue to grow as part of the energy transition and climate action.
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Power System Protection in Future Smart Grids: Achieving Reliable Operation with Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles, and Distributed Generation, Volume , 1 January 2023

This chapter advances UN SDG goals 7 and 9 as it enables resilience and protection for renewable energy-integrated grids and infrastructure.
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Solar Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage: Materials, Technologies, and Applications, Volume , 1 January 2023

This chapter advances UN SDG goals 7 and 13 by providing an overview of solar energy harvesting technologies, energy storage technologies and the role of advanced nanomaterials in solar energy; exploring applications of the technology in the fields of agriculture, aquaculture, desalination, and transport; and discussing the current policies, strategies, and socio-economic analysis and challenges in the field.
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Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques in Wind Energy, Volume , 1 January 2023

This chapter supports UN SDGs 7 and 13 by reviewing condition monitoring technologies and current research challenges and opportunities, enabling improved performance and durability of wind turbines, and supporting energy transition of which wind power is a key component.
In this paper the authors investigate the effects of climate changed and hydroclimatic extremes on hydropower production in India
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Renewable Energy - Volume 2: Wave, Geothermal, and Bioenergy Definitions, Developments, Applications, Case Studies, and Modelling and Simulation, Volume , 1 January 2023

This chapter aligns with SDGs 7 and 11, by describing the role and possibilities of wave energy to help support global (sustainable) energy systems.
A technology that has shown promising potential in supporting food and energy security, as well as supporting water security, is agrivoltaic (AV) systems.
An investigation into a new integrated model for pricing and financing a sustainable supply chain that can reduce manufacturing costs and thus encourage better participation by producers in green projects.
In this paper the authors discuss the geothermal potential of sedimentary basins, and their role in achieving the decarbonisation of the energy sector

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