Register

Peak Oil is You


Donate Bitcoins ;-) or Paypal :-)


Page added on May 5, 2018

Bookmark and Share

World Not On Track To Meet Global Energy Targets

Alternative Energy

A new report from five international agencies has concluded that the world is not on track to meet 2030 global energy targets set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but that “real progress” is being made and helping to show signs of promise, particularly in expanding electricity access in developing countries and increasing industrial energy efficiency.

The new report, Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report, was launched at the Sustainable Energy for All Forum on Wednesday, and authored by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO). The authors of the report bill it as “the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards the global energy targets” set as part of Sustainable Development Goal 7 — increasing access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

The Global Goals campaign was launched back in September of 2015 when world leaders adopted a series of 17 “ambitious” Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. The 17 goals covered a lot of ground and sought to “end poverty, fight inequality & injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.” SDG7 — “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all” — seeks to improve the health and livelihoods of billions of people around the world for whom “energy for all” is not a given.

“This detailed report describing the progress so far on SDG7 is a testament to the collaboration of the five international agencies on providing quality and comprehensive data and delivering a common message regarding the progress towards ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all,” said Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the Statistics Division of UN DESA. “Still, there is a need for improving statistical systems that collect energy information in those countries where the most pressing energy issues remain to be addressed. Better data are needed to inform policy accurately, particularly developing countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, and small island developing States. For this, investments in energy statistical systems are essential.”

The report, which is based on official national-level data and measures global progress up to 2015 for renewable energy and energy efficiency, and up to 2016 for access to electricity and clean cooking, opens with a grim warning: “Current progress falls short on all four of the SDG7 targets, which encompass universal access to electricity as well as clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and call for a doubling of the rate of improvement of energy efficiency, plus a substantial increase in the share of renewables in the global energy mix.”

In response to the publication of ‘Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report’ Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group, said: “The reduction in the cost of wind and solar power shown in this report is significant. But with 48% of total energy consumption being attributable to transport, this needs to become a real area of focus. It certainly needs to be a joint effort. Initiatives such our electric vehicle EV100 scheme are bringing some of the world’s biggest business to focus on this, driving forward demand and building the infrastructure needed to make electric vehicles the new normal by 2030.”

Access to Electricity

A total of one billion people, or 13% of the world’s population, currently still live without access to electricity — with those living in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central and South Asia with the least access. Unsurprisingly, nearly 87% of those without electricity live in rural areas, highlighting the role lack of infrastructure has on energy penetration.

However, according to the report, the rate of access has been accelerating since 2010 but needs to ramp up even further if we are to achieve universal access to electricity by 2030. Some of the strongest gains in penetration were made in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, which all increased their electricity access by 3% or more annually between 2010 and 2016. India provided electricity to 30 million people annually — more than any other country — while Sub-Saharan Africa’s electrification deficit has begun to fall in absolute terms for the first time in history.

“The experience of countries that have substantially increased the number of people with electricity in a short space of time holds out real hope that we can reach the billion people who still live without power,” said Riccardo Puliti, Senior Director for Energy and Extractives at the World Bank. “We know that with the right policies, a commitment to both on-grid and off-grid solutions, well-tailored financing structures, and mobilization of the private sector, huge gains can be made in only a few years. This in turn is having real, positive impacts on the development prospects and quality of life for millions of people.”

Clean Cooking

Three billion people — over 40% of the world’s population — do not have access to clean cooking fuels and technologies, forcing them to instead rely on dirty and harmful fuels simply to cook their food. Household air pollution from burning different biomass fuels for cooking and heating is responsible for around 4 million deaths annually — placing women and children at even greater risk.

While there are small pockets of movement — parts of Asia are seeing access to clean cooking outpace growth in population — clean cooking continues to lag the furthest behind all of the four energy targets.

“It is unacceptable that in 2018, 3 billion people still breathe deadly smoke every day from cooking with polluting fuels and stoves. Every year, household air pollution kills around 4 million people from diseases including pneumonia, heart disease, stroke, lung disease and cancer,” said Dr Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, at the World Health Organization (WHO). “By expanding access to clean affordable household energy, the global community has the power to lift a terrible health burden from millions of marginalized people – in particular women and young children who face the greatest health risks from household air pollution.”

Energy Efficiency

The authors of the report also highlighted the growing proof that economic growth is uncoupling from energy use, with global GDP growing nearly twice as fast as primary energy supply between 2010 and 2015. Global energy intensity fell by 2.8% in 2015, the fastest decline since 2010, increasing the average annual decline in energy intensity to 2.2% between 2010 and 2015. Industrial energy intensity also improved at 2.7% per annum since 2010, while six of the 20 countries that represent 80% of the world’s total primary energy supply reduced their annual primary energy supply between 2010 and 2015 while still increasing their GDP.

“It is clear that the energy sector must be at the heart of any effort to lead the world on a more sustainable pathway,” said Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). “There is an urgent need for action on all technologies, especially on renewables and energy efficiency, which are key for delivering on three critical goals – energy access, climate mitigation and lower air pollution. The IEA is committed to leading this agenda and working with counties around the world to support clean energy transitions.”

Renewable Energy

Finally, as of 2015, the world was obtaining 17.5% of its total final energy consumption from renewable energy sources. Renewable share is expected to increase to 21% by 2030 based on current policies, and rapidly falling costs have allowed solar and wind to begin competing with conventional power generation sources in multiple regions.

“Falling costs, technological improvements and enabling frameworks are fueling an unprecedented growth of renewable energy, which is expanding energy access, improving health outcomes, and helping to tackle climate change, while also creating jobs and powering sustainable economic growth,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “At the same time, this tracking report is an important signal that we must be more ambitious in harnessing the power of renewable energy to meet sustainable development and climate goals, and take more deliberate action to achieve a sustainable energy future.”

clean technica



29 Comments on "World Not On Track To Meet Global Energy Targets"

  1. JuanP on Sat, 5th May 2018 11:45 am 

    Not an intelligent article.

  2. Anonymouse1 on Sat, 5th May 2018 12:11 pm 

    clean technica’s farticles seldom are.

  3. twocats on Sat, 5th May 2018 12:58 pm 

    clean technica lives in that nostalgic past when people honestly believed that NGOs and World Government agencies 1) could end world poverty, etc and 2) that this was actually their primary function.

    To answer #1 – the system relies upon poverty and unequal distribution of wealth, natural resources, material production

    #2 – their primary function is to channel any desire to change this hellscape into “acceptable” forms of “helping” while actually preserving it almost exactly as it is and to make the developed world feel better about itself.

  4. onlooker on Sat, 5th May 2018 1:05 pm 

    Not only is the system going to continue its unjust and unequal ways as Twocats described but it will continue to overexploit the planet and in the process create such unsavory planetary conditions for so many that War will be the only avenue left for the masses of improverished to survive a system that is excluding them from the ever less available on Earth for people.

  5. Harquebus on Sat, 5th May 2018 5:03 pm 

    Increase energy production, grow populations, grow the economy, build massive amounts of energy guzzling infrastructure and pay off debt; all while trying to reduce greenhouse gasses and budget deficits? Ha!

  6. Sissyfuss on Sat, 5th May 2018 10:55 pm 

    Where’s Clogectomy? This article posits that the share that renewable energy brings to the table will only increase by 4 & 1/2 % in 15 years ending in 2030. Sounds rather paltry wouldn’t you say, Cloggo?

  7. Cloggie on Sun, 6th May 2018 12:38 am 

    “Sounds rather paltry wouldn’t you say, Cloggo?”

    Yes, the non-European world has a problem indeed. Expect a lot of fossiel fuel demand destruction to occur in response to rapidly increasing fuel prices.

    And then there are the US regime change plans in Iran, promising a lot of supply destruction from the ME. Europe will be forced to act very nice towards Russia.

    Fortunately, the global transition can be accomplished begore 2030 in case of a real emergency,

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2017/09/30/hans-josef-fell-accelerating-the-global-transition-to-100-renewable-energy/

    …and certainly in Holland:

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/netherlands-sustainable-by-2030/

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/the-netherlands-fossil-free-in-2030/

    All the required technology is present.

  8. MASTERMIND on Sun, 6th May 2018 12:57 am 

    For all its cruelties, civilization is precious, an experiment worth continuing. It is also precarious: as we climbed the ladder of progress, we kicked out the rungs below. There is no going back without catastrophe. Those who don’t like civilization, and can’t wait for it to fall on its arrogant face, should keep in mind that there is no other way to support humanity in anything like our present numbers or estate. -Gandhi

    Ronald Wright.
    A Short History of Progress

  9. Cloggie on Sun, 6th May 2018 1:08 am 

    CleanTechnica is a renewable good news show, run by a Trump hating Iranian Zachary Shahan:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PMNUJoN4ks

    Not sure if he is an Iranian Jew or Iranian Muslim. 60/40 he is the former.

  10. MASTERMIND on Sun, 6th May 2018 1:17 am 

    Clogg

    You always use sources that come from the big tech industry. That is because you are they are biased and fake…You are so stupid…I am going to laugh when you die or starvation or conflict in a few years. Big changes are coming! And all your fake sources can’t do shit about it.

  11. Cloggie on Sun, 6th May 2018 1:21 am 

    For all its cruelties, civilization is precious, an experiment worth continuing. It is also precarious: as we climbed the ladder of progress, we kicked out the rungs below. There is no going back without catastrophe. Those who don’t like civilization, and can’t wait for it to fall on its arrogant face, should keep in mind that there is no other way to support humanity in anything like our present numbers or estate. -Gandhi

    Yes, Gandhi was a smart man who understood a lot about the real world:

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unlikely-bromance-between-henry-ford-and-mohandas-gandhi-180964106/

    Indians like Gandhi are very strict on color and don’t believe in the Anglo-Zionist concept of “anti-racism”:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34265882

    http://originalpeople.org/mahatma-gandhi-racist-quotes/

    The Swastika is an Indian symbol after all. I saw them everywhere during a vacation to Mauritius (52% Hindu).

    When I was working in Germany on IT-projects in the previous century, I had the task to “interface” with Indians, freshly flown in from India (the Jerries refused to do that, not in the least because of grave language problems, they aren’t too good at English themselves and the Indians are very difficult to understand, they still are). It took me quite some time to instruct them that when I approached them to tell them what to do, they were NOT supposed to stand up from their chairs and quite the “sir”.

    Keep ’em coming, millimind.

  12. MASTERMIND on Sun, 6th May 2018 1:37 am 

    Patriotism may indeed be, as Dr. Johnson said, “the last refuge of a scoundrel,” but it’s also the tyrant’s first resort. People afraid of outsiders are easily manipulated. The warrior caste, supposedly society’s protectors, often become protection racketeers.

    Ronald Wright
    A Short History of Progress

  13. Cloggie on Sun, 6th May 2018 2:23 am 

    Patriotism may indeed be, as Dr. Johnson said, “the last refuge of a scoundrel,” but it’s also the tyrant’s first resort. People afraid of outsiders are easily manipulated. The warrior caste, supposedly society’s protectors, often become protection racketeers.

    Ronald Wright
    A Short History of Progress

    Yes millimind, I remember you pushing Ronald Wright when you were still “Apneaman”…

    http://peakoil.com/enviroment/the-anthropocene-and-techno-utopia

    …and making everybody believe here you were genuinely interested in “catastrophic climate change”.

    But I called you “TalmudTurk” a little too often, so you had to “reset your identity” and organize a comeback as “MASTERMIND”, pretending to be interested in “peak oil”, while removing that identifying yellow piece of cloth from your breast.

    What your kind is really interested in is organizing a Petersburg-1917 style revolution on US soil, where the proles this time will be of mixed race, trying to finally finish off white America.

    Naive Americans always had this fascination with the revolutionary intensity of Jews in general, good illustrated by this 1973 movie “The Way We Were”…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKvBvWb0Wzg

    …where American golden boy Robert Redford (temporarily) falls for Barbara Streisand, the leftist revolutionary.

    And now white America is waking up in a demographically destroyed country.

    The open question is what comes next: consolidated Jewish power via “neo-bolhevism” (anti-white, anti-racist revolution) or balkanization.

  14. Davy on Sun, 6th May 2018 3:58 am 

    “Europe will be forced to act very nice towards Russia. Fortunately, the global transition can be accomplished begore 2030 in case of a real emergency”

    And what if it doesn’t neder? You are screwed. No wonder you are here so much telling us it will. I think you are worried. Your puzzle has pieces but no puzzle yet.

  15. Davy on Sun, 6th May 2018 4:12 am 

    “Yes millimind, I remember you pushing Ronald Wright when you were still “Apneaman”…”
    Come on neder, Ape man is not MM except in your delusional mind. When you bring this up I think how dumb you look. Ape man was a rabid anti-American Canadian. I hope he never returns. He was also one of the few really intelligent commenters. He was more balanced than you are as an extremist. He is the one along with 3rd world that turned this board nasty. Now you are doing it. Yes, I participate but only because of your hate and discontent directed at me. WTF, you want me and my people killed. Of course you are going to get a boot in your ass dumbass. Please stop the stupid comparison it makes you look goofy.

    But I called you “TalmudTurk”
    DORK, what a stupid name

    “What your kind is really interested in is organizing a Petersburg-1917 style revolution on US soil, where the proles this time will be of mixed race, trying to finally finish off white America.”
    Racist nonsense from a deranged mind

    “Naive Americans always had this fascination with the revolutionary intensity of Jews in general, good illustrated by this 1973 movie “The Way We Were”…”
    Not all Americans give a shit about Jews. America is not Jewish. This is in your Jew baiting head. They have power and influence but it is narrow band. The Jewish influence with the neocons, Hollywood, and some industries for example is disgusting but trying to label me as lead by Jews will not cut it.

    “And now white America is waking up in a demographically destroyed country.”
    Our multicult atmosphere has problems and benefits. We get hybrid vigor that you pedigree people lack. Your inbreeding is killing you line. Diversity is a strength too.

    “The open question is what comes next: consolidated Jewish power via “neo-bolhevism” (anti-white, anti-racist revolution) or balkanization.”
    You are already Balkanized. We will see more of it too but in general most of us relate to being Americans. You Euros have multiple nations and multiple identities within these nations. You have the real problem on your hands. Just wait and watch when Euroland becomes much poorer then let’s see how you balkanized people get along.

  16. Cloggie on Sun, 6th May 2018 4:31 am 

    Ape man was a rabid anti-American Canadian.

    Apneaman was anti-white, just like millimind.

    Millimind is constantly gloating about how stupid white Americans are and how he is going to rape white icon Taylor Swift. Both Apneaman and millimind were/are constantly attacking Trump and white America and both were jubilant about how smart Jews are.

    But you are too stupid to pick up any signal or understand anything. All you represent is your boorish chauvinism, that will stop at no crime before your lot has conquered the entire planet. Or more likely, get destroyed in the process of your criminal activities. You deserve what is coming your way.

    Out of the blue Apneaman stopped posting and was immediately followed up by millimind, with exactly the same intensity and frequency. There was a short “handshake moment” between them, when millimind said to apneaman that it didn’t make sense to worry about climate, since the world was running out of oil anyway. And out was apneaman, never to return.

    Apneaman and millimind are the same, a jew from Vancouver, posting at Vancouver hours. Jews don’t care about climate change or peak oil, they only care about power and how they can use events like peak oil or climate change to increase their power.

    And you, the little, stupid American Slav, the essential neo-Bolshevik ideologue, is prepared to go along with ZOG, although you hate the rising tide of color (that’s why you voted for Trump), but in the end you will remain complicit to the intentions of Washington/deep state.

    You and your masters like millimind are the enemy of mankind. And you are their enabler.

    But your time is up and you know it, with your open ended one-way flight ticket to Italy in your drawer.

  17. Davy on Sun, 6th May 2018 4:58 am 

    Apneaman was anti-white, just like millimind.
    No he wasn’t. He was anti white people like you that are racist inbreds.

    “Both Apneaman and millimind were/are constantly attacking Trump and white America and both were jubilant about how smart Jews are.”
    MM, is a master baiter and you take the bait. He likes attention and he like screwing with dumbasses because he is a lonely attention starved dumbass.

    “Out of the blue Apneaman stopped posting and was immediately followed up by millimind, with exactly the same intensity and frequency.
    You stupid shit can’t understand the difference between a rapid hateful anti-American Canadian and a stupid young American loud mouth. What it is for you is another excuse to drivel your bile.

    “Apneaman and millimind are the same, a jew from Vancouver, posting at Vancouver hours. Jews don’t care about climate change or peak oil, they only care about power and how they can use events like peak oil or climate change to increase their power.”
    You are in the kiddy pool drowning. LMFAO. Get help idiot.

    “And you, the little, stupid American Slav, the essential neo-Bolshevik ideologue, is prepared to go along with ZOG, although you hate the rising tide of color (that’s why you voted for Trump), but in the end you will remain complicit to the intentions of Washington/deep state.”
    I would put my dad’s side that is Moravian “SudetenLand” https://www.britannica.com/place/Frydek-Mistek and my mother side that is pure Prussian from Hannover up above and pissing down on your lowlife lower German dutchy in the swampland where the stench of manure waifs around your country. You grow stupid flowers to fly around the world. What a waste case your country is.

    “But your time is up and you know it, with your open ended one-way flight ticket to Italy in your drawer.”
    I am glad I am not in your overpopulated dutchy. You are facing a hard time once all those people turn on themselves as they will everywhere with so many living so close.

  18. Cloggie on Sun, 6th May 2018 7:00 am 

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/05/jerry-reynolds/fords-killing-of-the-sedan-line-up-is-a-very-bad-idea/

    “Car Pro Show Host Jerry Reynolds: Ford’s Move to Drop Sedans Is A “Really Bad Idea””

    Even the car lovers at LewRockwell think it is a bad idea by Ford to kill the sedan in favor of the SUV.

    No wonder “the world is not on track to meet global energy targets”.

  19. MASTERMIND on Sun, 6th May 2018 7:49 am 

    Clogg

    Ford is dropping cars because they are just like you and davy. To stupid and can’t handle the fact that the world is headed towards a massive oil crisis.

  20. Cloggie on Sun, 6th May 2018 8:27 am 

    “Ford is dropping cars because they are just like you and davy. To stupid and can’t handle the fact that the world is headed towards a massive oil crisis.”

    I’m perfectly willing to accept that “the world” is heading for a conventional oil crisis. The only rational response is to change course and switch to renewables that are meanwhile price competative, well at least until the level where storage becomes a necessity.

    In Europe the situation is now such that developers are willing to build offshore wind infrastructure without a single government dime, if only the developers can offer kwh’s on a free electricity market. The government is still responsible for the cabling. And storage at a later stage. Developers like Vattenfall know that EU regulations force fossil fuel power station to halt if wind power becomes available.

    In other words, renewable energy has already won, well until they reach ca 40% market penetration that is and storage becomes a necessity.

    We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, as they say in Britain.

  21. Davy on Sun, 6th May 2018 9:07 am 

    Neder, enlighten us on solar and wind penetration of primary energy in Europe. Then compare your EU total to the US and or China. Once that is done we see you are just a loud mouth

  22. MASTERMIND on Sun, 6th May 2018 9:21 am 

    Clogg

    Renewables produce electricity. Oil isn’t used for electricity, its used for 90 percent of our transportation. And there are no substitutes for oil.

  23. Cloggie on Sun, 6th May 2018 9:27 am 

    Sure. New wind installations in 2017:

    http://gwec.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Annual-Installed-Capacity-by-region-2009-2017.jpg

    Asia 4 billion. 24GW
    EU 500 million. 17GW
    UD 330 million. 8GW

    The point is that Europe uses far less energy per capita than the US, in other words, CO2 replacements proceeds much faster in Europe than in the US, let alone Asia. Furthermore there are really big European offshore projects in the pipeline for the coming few years. Offshore wind is globally for 90% a NW-European affair. And everywhere in Europe pressure is mounting to increase the transition speed.

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2018/04/28/dutch-company-tennet-plans-30-gw-offshore-wind-park/

    …where in the US and Asia new installations are receding, see graph.

  24. Cloggie on Sun, 6th May 2018 9:29 am 

    “Renewables produce electricity. Oil isn’t used for electricity, its used for 90 percent of our transportation. And there are no substitutes for oil.”

    Really, now that is an eyeopener!

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/opel-ampera-e-chevrolet-bolt/

  25. Davy on Sun, 6th May 2018 11:09 am 

    “The point is that Europe uses far less energy per capita than the US”
    Stop it neder, what is the aggregate amount primary energy of Asia, EU, and the US. Quit your dressing up your comment with per capita. You like to boast about your 500MIL when it serves your purpose and then switch to per capita when the purpose changes. Snake oil salesman is what you are.

    “Furthermore there are really big European offshore projects in the pipeline for the coming few years.”
    Last I check “in the pipeline” is not now.

    Why didn’t you give us the contribution of the total neder? The reason is you are being deceptive as usual.
    Why didn’t you highlight solar and its contribution?

    Why didn’t you give me what I asked for, neder? I asked for: “solar and wind penetration of primary energy in Europe.” Neder, give me that percentage figure. I want to see you spit it out.

  26. Anonymouse1 on Sun, 6th May 2018 3:31 pm 

    clogg-berg, ‘mushmind’ is davyturd you retard, not ‘ape’. Or meathead if you prefer cloggraham. He needed a ‘friend’ to help him bash anyone(ie mak mostly) that calls him out on his endless bullshit. Since no one would help the dumbass out with this noble task of his, he created a fake friend to help him out. IoW, he took a page from yours, and to a lesser extent, nonytards pages.

  27. Davy on Sun, 6th May 2018 3:49 pm 

    Weasel, I love when a stupid Canadian like you whines Was that boot i put in your ass painful, Lol. You are pathetic.

  28. Boat on Sun, 6th May 2018 7:45 pm 

    Not a mention of overpopulation in climate change goals. Seems like that should be priority #1. Free Netflix for kidless homes.

  29. Cloggie on Mon, 7th May 2018 12:53 pm 

    Dutch offshore wind plans finalized:

    3.5 GW in the coming few years
    7.0 GW between 2024-2030
    30 GW after 2028

    https://www.offshorewind.biz/2018/03/27/dutch-government-reveals-11-5gw-by-2030-offshore-wind-roadmap/

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2018/04/28/dutch-company-tennet-plans-30-gw-offshore-wind-park/

    Current average Dutch electricity consumption: 13.5 GW

    The Dutch renewable energy transition will be completed long before the intended end date of 2050, as onshore solar and wind grow rapidly as well.

    There are no energy problems if you don’t wait too long with the transition.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *