We’re making progress on the sustainable energy goals, but not more speed and scale is needed. Energy efficiency holds enormous promise, but it’s not sexy and it lacks capital. Even with the political paralysis in countries like the U.S., cities around the world are making big gains on sustainable energy. Christiana Figueres is still a rock star who evokes urgency like nobody else. “Swallow the alarm clock. The next 3 to 4 years (on climate action) will determine our future,” she told a packed audience of 1,000 in Brooklyn. And Michael Leibrich knows how to close things out.
The Global Tracking Framework (GTF) is well-established as a global dashboard documenting progress towards the three Sustainable Energy for All objectives for 2030: universal access to modern energy services, doubling the rate of improvement of energy efficiency, and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
The differences between financing large scale energy infrastructure and small- or medium sized energy projects cannot be overstated. And yet, in many parts of the world, access to basic and modern energy services – including lighting and cooking – is provided specifically through smaller projects, and not through large scale energy infrastructure, which can take years to finance and develop.
3–5 April 2017 | New York City
The Sustainable Energy for All Forum is the landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement.
Over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather in New York City for the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum – its theme “Going Further, Faster – Together.”
SEforALL and the World Bank Group launched RISE: Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy on Wednesday, February 15th in Washington DC.
RISE provides an overview of progress towards establishing the necessary policy and regulatory frameworks for sustainable energy in 111 countries across the globe.
Women disproportionately make up the 1.1 billion who don’t have access to electricity and the 2.9 billion people who don’t have access to clean cooking.
This International Women's Day, we are doubling down on our efforts to support women's organizations, women owned businesses and women investors to speed progress in ending energy poverty – and bring electricity and clean cooking to everyone.
Over the course of three days, the Sustainable Energy for All Forum will feature 33 partner working sessions on a range of topics related to each daily theme: “Productivity Matters – Putting Energy Efficiency First”; “Get it Together – Integrating Centralized and Decentralized Energy Systems”; and, “Why Wait? Seizing the Energy Access Dividend”.
Now in its third edition, the Global Tracking Framework (GTF) is well-established as a global dashboard documenting progress towards the three Sustainable Energy for All objectives for 2030: universal access to energy, doubling both the rate of progress on energy efficiency, and the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
The previous version of the report concluded that we need to accelerate our efforts on each one of those fronts. How has the world fared since then?
This year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Laboratory is sponsoring Emerging Markets Day as part of their annual Investor Growth Forum. This day-long forum for emerging market energy ventures and investors will take place on April 12 in Denver, prior to the Industry Growth Forum. They are inviting clean energy venture seeking series A-C capital and investor seeking the next scalable investment target to join the event.