QBS Accounting Research Seminar Series

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Presented a working paper entitled "SDG7 and the systematic downplaying of affordability in discourses on energy"

This is the first study that we are aware of that examines the possible incongruity between international discourses and SDG7. This study provides evidence that national discourse on energy in parliaments and news media of US, UK and Ireland are focusing relatively more on clean energy while downplaying the affordability of energy. It also adds to the emerging debate on whether affordable energy and clean energy are of equal importance or whether one is superior to the other. This study also points towards the need for a macroeconomic evaluation and cost consideration when it comes to creation of ‘green jobs’.

This paper was previously titled "SDG7: Did somebody say affordable?"
Period05 Jan 2024
Event titleQBS Accounting Research Seminar Series
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • SDG7
  • sustainable development
  • clean energy
  • affordable energy
  • green jobs