COVID Intensifies Need to Expand Sustainable Energy Solutions Globally

Saur Energy | Jun 2, 2020 at 8:24 AM
  • Despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world will fall short of ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030 unless efforts are scaled up significantly, reveals the new Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO), collectively.
  • This includes a notable reduction in the number of people worldwide lacking access to electricity, strong uptake of renewable energy for electricity generation, and improvements in energy efficiency.
  • Despite these advances, global efforts remain insufficient to reach the key targets of SDG 7 by 2030.