• GOAL 7: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

    In today’s fast-paced world, it’s hard to imagine life without easy access to power and energy. Yet many are without these basic necessities. Further, as a society, the energy decisions we make today will have a profound impact on generations to come. Sustainable energy is a global priority for us all.

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MAKING A BRIGHTER WORLD


“Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Sustainable energy is opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet.”

– United Nations

The following facts can be found on the official website of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

It's time to face them.

These Are The Facts


1 in 5 people


One in five people still lack access to modern electricity.

3 billion people


3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating.

Climate Change


Reducing the carbon intensity of energy is a key objective in long-term climate goals.

60% Gas Emissions


Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

THE SOLUTION?

LET'S CREATE CLEAN, AFFORDABLE ENERGY.

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This Sustainable Development Goal strives to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services as well as substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. In the same timeframe, it strives to double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, as well as expand the infrastructure and upgrade technology to allow for modern and sustainable energy services in advanced and developing nations

Stop Wishing. Start Doing.

Here's How To Help


There are hundreds of suggestions on how to be more energy efficient. Visit Progress Energy’s website to learn more.

BE A RIPPLE

JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

There are many ways to get involved in promoting clean, affordable energy. By committing to do your part, you take the first step in making a world of difference.

We're in this together.

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS


Sustainable Energy for All
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Solar Energy Powers UN Mission Base in Lebanon – UN Photo by Pasqual Gorriz