Friday 27 August 2021

SEforALL and Google launch initiative to decarbonise global electricity systems

SEforALL and Google launch initiative to decarbonise global electricity systems

Sustainable Energy for All (SeforALL) and Google have teamed up to launch a new initiative with the aim of helping decarbonise the world's electricity systems.

They will develop a 24/7 Carbon-free Energy Compact, with support from UN-Energy and plan to build a global coalition of companies, governments and others interested in fully decarbonising their energy consumption.

The Energy Compacts are public and trackable commitments with specific actions pledged by governments, businesses and others to achieve energy transition goals by 2030, including universal access to affordable and clean energy.

Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative to the UN Secretary-General for SEforALL said: “This partnership with Google sends a powerful signal that none of us alone can achieve the scale necessary to tackle the double crisis of climate and energy poverty.

“The only hope we have to heal our planet and to provide opportunities for billions is together through partnerships like this that can pave the way for others to follow.”

To achieve net zero emissions globally by 2050, SEforALL and Google believe electricity must become the core of the energy system and be decarbonised even faster, while expanding to meet the increasing demands of people who lack adequate access to power.

Kate Brandt, Chief Sustainability Officer of Google added: “We are eager to work with Sustainable Energy for All and the world's governments and corporations to fully decarbonise grids and support a carbon free economy. With this global Compact, we have a unique opportunity to transform energy policies, technologies and procurement practices - but only if we work together.”

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Bruna Pinhoni

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