Global Goals Week – Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy)
The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.
Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
AIM: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
This GenComm Renewable Hydrogen animation explains in a simple way how renewable hydrogen is generated, some of the benefits of renewable hydrogen as well as explaining the Interreg NorthWest Europe-funded "GenComm" pilot project.
EFACE (ElectroFuels in A Circular Economy)
EFACE investigates the development of a Power to Gas facility, to introduce electrofuels in the form of hydrogen and methane to the Cork Lower Harbour, providing storage for electricity generated from wind turbines at times when demand for electricity is low.Find out More
GENCOMM will address the energy sustainability challenges of NWE communities through the implementation of smart hydrogen-based energy matrixes.Find out More
EFACE investigates the development of a Power to a Gas facility, to introduce electrofuels in the form of hydrogen and methane to the Cork Lower Harbour, providing storage for electricity generated from wind turbines at times when demand for electricity is low. The proposed electrofuel system will be assessed in conjunction with other renewable technologies such as anaerobic digestion, and for further integration with existing wastewater treatment plant infrastructure, to enable a circular economy approach.
More Examples of Renewable Energy Projects:
H- Wind is a MaREI Centre industry-led collaborative research project on the production of green hydrogen from offshore wind farms.Find out More
The SuperNode concept is focused on providing a single superconductor connection to offshore renewable energy sources.Find out More
MARINERG-i will produce a scientific and business plan for an integrated European Research Infrastructure, designed to facilitate the future growth and development of the Offshore Renewable Energy sector.Find out More
MARINET 2 aims to provide greater access to testing infrastructures across Europe, and is driven to improve the quality of testing internationally through standardisation of testing and staff exchange programmes.Find out More
What is Tidal Energy?
The world’s oceans are extremely powerful, and the tides are no different. With tidal energy, we can harness some of this vast energy from the changing tides and tidal currents. Tidal energy is produced by the surge of ocean waters during the rise and fall of the tides.