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SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Renewable energy solutions are becoming cheaper, more reliable and more efficient every day. Our current reliance on fossil fuels is unsustainable and harmful to the planet, which is why we have to change the way we produce and consume energy. Goal 7 is about implementing these new energy solutions as fast as possible to counter climate change, one of the biggest threats to our own survival.

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INITIATIVE ADDRESSES CLIMATE CHANGE AND COMMUNITY ENERGY PLANNING

Pictured here: Mark Winfield

At York University, energy policy is an important part of the relationship between environmental sustainability and economic prosperity. York is home to internationally renowned environment and sustainability scholars like Mark Winfield, professor in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, Co-Chair of the Faculty’s Sustainable Energy Initiative, and Coordinator of the Joint Master of Environmental Studies/Juris Doctor program offered in conjunction with Osgoode Hall Law School. Winfield and his team are leading research in areas such as sustainable energy policy development, addressing the increase in populist challenges to climate change, and community energy planning. Learn more here.

Facts

199

publications

(2018-2020)

3,392m Te

carbon emission reduction
as a result of the GGRP*

34M kWh

saved in annual
electricity consumption

10M kWh

annual reduction
since 2015

$16.3M

in rebates and grants for
Energy and GGRP*
since 2018

20+

Programs relevant or related to SDG 7

*Green House Gas Reduction Projects

Stories

Community energy project
Social Exergy Lab with Professor Christine Hoicka