Sustainable energy for all

Nakicenovic, N. ORCID:, Kammen, D., & Jewell, J. ORCID: (2012). Sustainable energy for all. Technical Report of Task Force 2

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The UN Secretary General established the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative in order to guide and support efforts to achieve universal access to modern energy, rapidly increase energy efficiency, and expand the use of renewable energies. The High-Level Group, which leads the Initiative, formed Task Forces involving prominent energy leaders and experts from business, government, academia and civil society worldwide. The goal of the Task Forces is to inform the implementation of the Initiative by identifying challenges and opportunities for achieving its objectives.

This report contains the findings of the Task Force Two dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy objectives. It convincingly shows that doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvements and doubling the share of energy from renewable sources by 2030 is challenging but feasible if sufficient actions are implemented. Strong and well-informed government policies as well as extensive private investment should focus on "high impact areas" identified by Task Force Two. We would like to thank the authors and the members of Task Force Two for their dedicated work and wish the readers to incorporate the findings and the recommendations of the report into their policy, commercial, research, educational or other work, thus making a contribution toward a sustainable energy future.

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Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
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Bibliographic Reference: Technical Report of Task Force 2
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:47
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:22

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