SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy


The seventh Sustainable Development Goal aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all by 2030. While electricity is now widely available, much of its production is still reliant on fossil fuels such as coal, oil, or gas that emit greenhouse gases and exacerbate climate change. As a result, there is a need to accelerate the transition to an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy system by investing in renewable energy resources and developing clean energy technologies and infrastructure. Faculty and students at PCGS are committed to researching and developing renewable energy resources, such as biofuels and biogas, to help communities transition to renewable sources of energy.

Source: United Nations. (2016). Affordable and clean energy: Why it matters. Retrieved from https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/7.pdf

Concentration Areas and Graduate Certificates


  • IDS 6207: Renewable Transportation Fuels
  • IDS 6208: Renewable Power Portfolio
  • IDS 6210: Bioresources for a Sustainable Future
  • IDS 6216: Implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • IDS 6938: Energy and Resources: Policy, Society and Innovation
  • IDS 6938: Navigating the Sustainable Food-Energy-Water Nexus
  • IDS 6938: Policy for Sustainability
  • IDS 6938: Waste Not, Want Not: Reconsidering Waste, Repurposing Wasted Resource

Associated Faculty and Faculty Projects