Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Between 2000 and 2016, the number of people with electricity increased from 78 to 87 percent, and the numbers without electricity dipped to just below one billion.
Yet as the population continues to grow, so will the demand for cheap energy, and an economy reliant on fossil fuels is creating drastic changes to our climate.
Investing in solar, wind and thermal power, improving energy productivity, and ensuring energy for all is vital if we are to achieve SDG 7 by 2030.
Expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology to provide clean and more efficient energy in all countries will encourage growth and help the environment.
Existing equipment and appliances can have their electricity usage monitored to determine efficiency levels which could lead to replacement by more energy efficient equivalents.
Smart thermostats and motion detectors can reduce wasteful heating and cooling by learning patterns, detecting the presence of people, and adjusting to save energy.
Remote meetings can be delivered through connected streams of digital audio, video, and text via apps to bring employees, customers, and partners together without burning fuel to travel or using electricity to light, cool, or heat and office.