The Role of Energy Sources in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals
This article represents results of an unbiased, factual, and scientifically valid analysis of all available data on ecological, economic, and social indicators of energy technologies and of how they influence sustainable development indicators. It marks out indicators characterizing the impact of energy technologies on the environment providing specific values to all energy sources considered (coal, gas, hydro, wind, solar, and nuclear). The article demonstrates that renewable energy sources and nuclear power are characterized by the best ecological indicators. The article also reveals that the most efficient energy technologies for promoting sustainable development are natural gas and nuclear power
Index Terms - Hydropower, Nuclear Power, Sustainable Development Goals (Sdgs), Energy Industry.