Tuesday 19 May 2015

World ‘must move faster to reach green goals’

World ‘must move faster to reach green goals’

The world must move faster to reach its 2030 green energy targets.

That’s according to a new report from the World Bank which tracks the progress of its 'Sustainable Energy for All' (SE4All) scheme.

It looked at three goals: providing universal energy access, doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

The World Bank stated: “Renewable energy generation and energy efficiency improvements will need to accelerate dramatically.”

However it also revealed progress has been made as the share of modern renewable energy grew at 4% a year between 2010 and 2012.

Renewable sources, including solar, wind and hydro, made up 8.8% of the total global energy consumption in 2012.

"Still, to meet the 2030 SE4All objective, the annual growth rate for renewable energy needs to be closer to 7.5%", it said

The paper found 1.1 billion people in the world still live without electricity and almost three billion cook using polluting fuels like kerosene, wood, charcoal and dung.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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