Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

goal 7 clean energyThe seventh Sustainable Development Goal is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Teaching

5 modules have intended learning outcomes directly relating to this goal, and 801 students have the opportunity to choose these modules.

Research

138 articles relating to this goal were published in Scopus between 2013 and 2018, and 1,817 articles were 'cited by' in Scopus.

What we’re doing (University activity)

Condensed Matter Physics Research Group

The University of Leicester is involved in a number of industrial collaborations that are leading the way in the search for alternative energy sources. One such example comes from our Condensed Matter Physics Research Group, who are developing thin and transparent photovoltaic film that can be applied to large surface areas, including windows.

Carbon Management Plan

The University’s Carbon Management Plan demonstrates the University of Leicester’s continued commitment towards reducing carbon emissions impact against its 2004/05 baseline. By taking actions as set out in the Carbon Management Action Plan, the University continues in its aim to reduce emissions from its activities and has already reduced by 15% despite growing in size.

The University has been awarded the triple gold Carbon Saver Standard in carbon, waste and water reductions.

Courses/modules relating to the goal

Read the full report

Sustainable Development Goals report (PDF, 9.6mb)