SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy

UNSW demonstrates expertise through people, centres and institutes and partnership

The UNSW Energy Institute has 30 years of experience in providing world-leading research in energy innovation and comprises the largest and most diverse grouping of energy experts in Australia. The Institute works to accelerate the uptake of new energy technologies, advocate for appropriate policies and regulations, and share evidence and know-how throughout Australia and internationally.

The Hydrogen Energy Research Centre (HERC) is a world-first multidisciplinary research and development hub focused on developing hydrogen technologies for a cleaner energy future. HERC is creating both large- and small-scale technologies, collaborating with industry partners and training the future hydrogen workforce.

The Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid based Electronics and Optics (CASLEO), part of the Faculty of Engineering, aims to create new technologies, systems and materials that can improve the efficiencies of the electronic and optical based systems of the future, positively impacting people’s health and wellbeing. CASLEO's main areas of research are liquid metals, functional materials, microfluids (including drug delivery), and medical devices and ingestible sensors.

Martin Green is a Scientia Professor and Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, involving several other Australian Universities and research groups. His group's contributions to photovoltaics include holding the record for silicon solar cell efficiency for 30 of the last 39 years, described as one of the “Top Ten” Milestones in the history of solar photovoltaics. The PERC solar cell that he invented in 1983, and his team developed to its full potential, accounted for 91.2% of worldwide silicon solar module production in 2021 (CPIA).

Professor Moss is Director of the Practical Justice Initiative and leads the Climate Justice Research program at UNSW as part of the Practical Justice Initiative (PJI). Current research interests include projects on: climate justice, the ethics of renewable energy as well as the ethical issues associated with climate transitions. 

Associate Professor Kingsley Fong is the Program Director of the Master of Financial Planning. He publishes in and review articles for leading international finance journals.

His course on ‘Sustainable and Responsible Investing’ was one of just eight business school courses from around the world recognised for an Aspen Institute Ideas Worth Teaching Award.

A/Prof Sharma is an ARC Future Fellow and has previously won the NSW Premiers Prize for Science and Engineering (Early Career Researcher in Physical Sciences, 2019), Australian Synchrotron Research Award (2018) and RACI Rennie Memorial Medal for Chemical Science (2018). His research interests are based on solid state chemistry, designing new materials and investigating their structure-property relationships.

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UNSW is committed to ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Explore our commitments and activities to this Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). 

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