ISSN E 2409-2770
ISSN P 2521-2419

Impact of Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) on Signifcant SDGs


Sayed KamalORCID.org, Azam Jan, Majid Ullah, Ahmar Ali, Sheraz Khan


Vol. 8, Issue 03, PP. 103-111, March 2021

DOI

Keywords: Affordable and Clean Energy, Sustainable Development Goals

Download PDF


Energy is considered to be a vital part of the progress and prosperity of a nation. However, there are some parts of the world like South Africa, Nepal, Pakistan, India and other developing countries where some parts of people have do not access to electricity. Some of the people in the world even in Pakistan do not live a quality life and living theirs below the poverty line. There are people who do have access to electricity and quality education. They live their lives unhygienically and women are the victims of gender inequality. For this purpose, the United Nation gathers around and reached on common goals which are also called universal goals for the people and for the benefit of the planet, which are named as Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are agenda for 2030 that we together are going to achieve till 2030. One of the goals is Access to Energy of Sustainable Development Goals. SDG 7 stands for affordable and clean energy. Pakistan has remote areas, far away from the national grid, where there is no access to electricity. For this purpose, the government is electrifying those areas by using their indigenous resources. One of the best options is Micro and Mini Hydropower projects for the community. By providing the electricity we can improve their quality of life and they can play their part in a nation’s economy.  As these micro and mini-hydro projects are cheaper and friendly to the environment so they are the source of “Affordable and Clean Energy”.

The study focused, on establishing pathways for SDG7 i.e. Affordable and Clean Energy and how this SDG7 affect other Significant SDGs in the area of Chitral. Thirteen sites of Chitral were visited and people were interviewed and investigate their lifestyle. So this study shows that this source of Affordable and Clean Energy is moving us towards achieving other Sustainable Goals. These goals can be achieved more effectively if the government organizations play their role to educate the people to make the most use of it.


  1. Sayed Kamal, skqkamal@yahoo.com, US:-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  2. Azam Jan, , US:-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  3. Majid Ullah, , US:-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  4. Ahmar Ali, , US:-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.
  5. Sheraz Khan, , US:-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Sayed Kamal Azam Jan Majid Ullah Ahmar Ali Sheraz Khan “Impact of Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) on Signifcant SDGs” International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 8 Issue 03 PP. 103-111 March 2021 https://doi.org/10.34259/ijew.21.803103111.


[1]     (December 18, 2018). U.S. energy information administration. International energy statistics. Available: www.eia.gov/cfapps/ipdbproject/IEDIndex3.cfm?tid=44&pid=44&aid=2.   

[2]     P. Carneiro and P. Ferreira, "The economic, environmental and strategic value of biomass," Renewable Energy, vol. 44, pp. 17-22, 2012.

[3]     M. Hasanuzzaman, N. Rahim, M. Hosenuzzaman, R. Saidur, I. Mahbubul, and M. Rashid, "Energy savings in the combustion based process heating in industrial sector," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 16, pp. 4527-4536, 2012.

[4]     R. Raza, S. Hayat, M. Ashraf Chaudhry, and J. Muhammad, "Development and study of PEMFC in Pakistan," in The 3rd international conference of materials for advanced technologies (ICMAT 2005), 2005.

[5]     S. Z. Farooqui, "Prospects of renewables penetration in the energy mix of Pakistan," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 29, pp. 693-700, 2014.

[6]     M. Arshad Khan and U. Ahmed, "Energy demand in Pakistan: a disaggregate analysis," 2009.

[7]     A. Raheem, S. A. Abbasi, A. Memon, S. R. Samo, Y. Taufiq-Yap, M. K. Danquah, et al., "Renewable energy deployment to combat energy crisis in Pakistan," Energy, Sustainability and Society, vol. 6, pp. 1-13, 2016.

[8]     F. M. Hossain, M. Hasanuzzaman, N. Rahim, and H. Ping, "Impact of renewable energy on rural electrification in Malaysia: a review," Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, vol. 17, pp. 859-871, 2015.

[9]     K. Harijan, M. A. Uqaili, and M. Memon, "Renewable energy for managing energy crisis in Pakistan," in International Multi Topic Conference, 2008, pp. 449-455.

[10]  S. N. Malik and O. R. Sukhera, "Management of natural gas resources and search for alternative renewable energy resources: A case study of Pakistan," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 16, pp. 1282-1290, 2012.

[11]  H. B. Khalil and S. J. H. Zaidi, "Energy crisis and potential of solar energy in Pakistan," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 31, pp. 194-201, 2014.

[12]  M.-B. O. Yusuf, N. S. Shirazi, and G. MatGhani, "The impact of Pakistan poverty alleviation fund on poverty in Pakistan: An empirical analysis," Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 13, pp. 1335-1344, 2013