June 16

Report: IRENA Reveals Stark Reality of Electricity Access for All by 2030

By Max Hall

Solar’s central importance to the energy transition has again been highlighted, this time in a report into the progress of UN sustainable development goal (SDG) number seven.

Set in 2015, SDG 7 calls for “access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” by 2030 and includes the goals of providing universal access to electricity and clean cooking, of improving energy efficiency and accelerating clean power deployment, and of financing those ambitions.

The latest annual update on the progress of SDG 7 was published last week by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Photo courtesy of Marufish.

Source: PV Magazine (link opens in a new window)

clean cooking, energy access