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EUC and SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

The world’s current reliance on fossil fuels is unsustainable and harmful to the Earth. SDG 7 articulates the point that, to address this issue, access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy must be available to all. The EUC community is dedicated to researching clean energy options to mitigate climate change.

Developing practical solutions to climate change

Investments in renewable energy resources are required to shift our reliance on fossil fuels. As Director of EUC’s International Renewable Energy Academy (IREA), Jose Etcheverry plans to bring three solar labs to York University and to develop new locations internationally that will provide experiential learning for students as well as research opportunities focused on electric mobility, storage, renewable energy and leadership.


Mark Winfield’s contributions to sustainable energy

Mark Winfield’s research encompasses a wide breadth of energy-related topics, including low-carbon transportation, Ontario-Quebec energy and climate change policy linkages, energy storage, and Canada’s Low-Carbon Energy Transition in the face of right-wing populist movements. He is an active advocate for changing traditional energy relationships in hopes of creating more sustainable, reliable, and accessible energy systems for everyone.


Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI)

The focus of the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI), co-chaired by Mark Winfield and Jose Etcheverry, is to build and strengthen the teaching, research and partnerships needed to create new green energy economies in Canada and around the world. Their work is shaping policy, educating future leaders, and investing in sustainable energy to tackle climate change.


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