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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy


In physics, energy is the quantitative property that must be transferred to an object in order to perform work on, or to heat, the object. Energy is a conserved quantity; the law of conservation of energy states that energy can be converted in form, but not created or destroyed. The SI unit of energy is the joule, which is the energy transferred to an object by the work of moving it a distance of 1 metre against a force of 1 newton.

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Organizations relating to Energy

World Congress of Acupuncture
European Association for the Streamlining of Energy Exchange-gas / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2002
Solidarité homéopathie / Montpellier, France / Est. 1994
Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants / Düsseldorf, Germany / Est. 2002
World Nuclear Association / London, UK / Est. 1975
International Institute of Holistic Medicine / Milwaukee WI, USA
Falun Dafa / New York NY, USA
Pacific Rim Consortium in Energy, Combustion, and the Environment / Irvine CA, USA
Nuclear Energy Agency / Boulogne-Billancourt, France / Est. 1972
Pedals for Progress / High Bridge NJ, USA / Est. 1991
International Nuclear Societies Council / Est. 1990
Acupuncture Without Borders / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1992
EUROSLAG / Duisburg, Germany / Est. 2000
Protocol to Amend the Convention of 31 January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention of 29 July 1960 on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy, as Amended by the Additional Protocol of 28 January 1964 and by the Protocol of 16 November 1982 / Est. 2001
Internationale Gesellschaft für Ganzheitliche Zahn-Medizin / Mannheim, Germany / Est. 1985
International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering / Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso / Est. 2004
Energy-Economic Information System for the Latin American and Caribbean Region / Quito, Ecuador / Est. 1973
International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance / Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium / Est. 2001
International Oil and Gas Educational Center, Richardson TX / Est. 1959
European Association for the Consumption-based Billing of Energy Costs / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1993
Agreement on Administrative Arrangements for the Perk Thnot - Cambodia - Power and Irrigation Development Project / Est. 1968
FRIEND / Hindu Kush-Himalayan / Kathmandu, Nepal / Est. 1996
European Bioenergy Business Forum / Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
SAARC Energy Centre, Islamabad / Islamabad, Pakistan / Est. 2004
International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy / Berlin, Germany / Est. 2003

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World Problems relating to Energy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Unsustainable economic development
Unsustainable energy consumption
Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide
Exploitation of fossil fuels
Emissions from combustion engines
Protein-energy malnutrition
Misuse of agricultural land for fuel production
Dubious energy budget of nuclear power plants
Restrictive practices in mineral fuels trade
Underuse of refuse-derived fuel
Environmental hazards of decommissioned nuclear power plants
Energy leaks
Vulnerability to long-term climate cycles
Reduction in building of nuclear power stations
Aggressive uses of natural energy resources
Vulnerability of nuclear power sources
Environmental pollution by nuclear reactors
Nuclear reactor accidents
Dumping radioactive substances
Risks in power production
Hazardous locations for nuclear power plants
Shortage of firewood
Environmental hazards of nuclear power production
Inadequate energy supply infrastructure
Environmental hazards from transmission of electricity

Action Strategies relating to Energy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Constructing low energy buildings
Promoting renewable energy
Compiling renewable energy information
Taxing currency speculation
Financing energy efficiency
Conserving energy in the household

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