The seventh Sustainable Development Goal is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

2021 progress report

Cranfield’s expertise in energy and sustainability covers a range of the potential energy solutions for a sustainable future. We inform the energy and sustainability industry and government policy because our expertise is world-renowned for both the engineering and management of energy solutions. Our research is making a difference in the sector including the cutting edge of renewable energy technologies.

The University monitors and tracks its consumption of energy and emissions and has set goals to reduce use.

During 2021 we provided assistance to start-ups, for example, through the 18-week Ready for Net Zero Growth programme, which helps companies to embed their Net Zero ambitions within their growth plans.

Thanks to funding from the Community Renewal Fund and in partnership with our Local Enterprise Partnership, SEMLEP, all SMEs in North and West Northamptonshire were able to apply to attend a fully-funded course to increase the sustainability of their business under the Energy Green Recovery and Innovation Programme (GRIP).