Sustainable Energy, Reliable And Modern Energy Services

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Target 7.1 is measurable, as easier access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services becomes more common. It may be indicated by end user prices, the scale of electrification in areas, and the relative share of modern energy worldwide. As for target 7.2, a figure needs to be put on the target share of renewable energy to allow for measurement against a set standard. For 7.3, improvement in overall efficiency may be tracked using a production to usage ratio or by trends in energy intensities. In regard to targets 7.a and 7.b, investment in the development of sustainable energy and the energy infrastructure will serve as a viable indicator of progress. Summing up, all targets are measurable to quite an extent.

Are the targets currently measured?

The 1992 Earth Summit called on governments and NGOs at an international level to develop indicators of progress towards sustainable development. As a result of an international partnership initiative, a report was produced which described 30 Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development (EISD). The indicators proposed for keeping track of energy affordability were the share of a household 's income being spent on electricity and the consumer end energy prices. The share of renewable energy in power generation was laid down as another indicator. Energy efficiency was measured by monitoring efficiency of energy conversion and distribution and by recording energy intensities in five different sectors. There existed a list of
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