October 02, 2017

Affordable and clean energy for all – Goal No. 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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In 2015, the UN General Assembly decided on a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. These goals are called sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To Learn more about the SDGs click here.

Goal No 7 is: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Sustainable energy is an opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet.

UN entities have been highlighting the importance of ensuring universal access to energy, global best practices in reduction of carbon emissions, greening the economy, and adaptation of innovative technologies. There are numerous activities planned to promote these goals, like interactive models of energy and irrigation systems run powered by hydro-, solar and the wind power to get a first-hand experience on how these work.

These renewable energy sources are key topics of the postgraduate MSc Program “Renewable Energy Systems”. In three blocked modules our participants learn about the physical principals of the use of these energy sources, their potential and the planning, construction, implementation, operation and maintenance of power plants, not only in theory but also through field trips to existing plants and renewable energy projects in selected European countries.

For details on this program please visit newenergy.tuwien.ac.at.

Next program start: November 02, 2017
Apply now to secure one of the last available places!

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