Research And Development Of Primary Energy

988 WordsOct 23, 20154 Pages
It is important to know if the targets above can actually be measured, “[…] these targets must be sufficiently ambitious to bring about meaningful change and their indicators must be robust and fit for purpose”. (Wykes, Stevens & Singer (2015), Measuring what matters in the Energy SDG). In fact, several indicators and measurement methods have been proposed by experts. Indeed, for the target 7.1, a percentage of the worldwide electricity access and reliance on non-solid fuels would be a good indicator. The second target can be measured by evaluating renewable energies share in the total energy consumption over a period of time. The third target requires a measurement that should establish an annual comparison to estimate the improvements made. One method would be to measure the energy intensity in terms of primary energy and GDP each year and therefore assess the possible improvement. An example of indicator for the target 7.a would be to estimate the percentage of national research & development budget spent on renewables and energy efficiency research but it wouldn’t be enough to assign a number to the international cooperation that can be established. It would be possible to count the number of cooperation but there is no way to have an indicator measure their direct effect as a whole since they will include too many sectors and variables to take into consideration. Finally, the last target, even though it’s not as directly measured as others, can be measured by the
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