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7. Affordable and clean energy

7. Affordable and clean energy

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Ensuring access to affordable, reliable and modern energy for all has come one step closer due to recent progress in electrification, particularly in LDCs, and improvements in industrial energy efficiency. However, national priorities and policy ambitions still need to be strengthened to put the world on track to meet the energy targets for 2030.

Read our stories to learn more about SDG Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

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News

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Bangladesh, deeply mired in a fuel crisis, says the Ukraine war has ‘thrown a spanner in the works’ for its transition to renewables — the country sees no choice but to go back to coal. Cambodia, undergoing rapid urbanisation, is struggling to finance sustainable infrastructure projects in the pipeline.
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The study also highlights how the global shift to cleaner marine fuels could threaten Singapore’s maritime dominance.
Vero signed the Clean Creatives pledge
Bangkok-based PR agency Vero says there's no excuse for working for fossil fuel brands — even those pivoting to clean energy. "We're in a crisis. There is no time for a journey," says Vero CEO Brian Griffin.
monalisa dimalanta
Dimalanta’s appointment comes as the new administration seeks amendments to the country’s electric power industry law to address the cost of electricity, which is among the highest in Southeast Asia.
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Opinion

LNG terminal batangas
High imported fuel prices and limited global supplies make liquified natural gas projects increasingly uncompetitive.
Solar power in the state of Maharashtra in India
As the world uses natural resources faster than they can be replenished, India looks to a future of renewable energy.
Woman threshing wheat in Bakchur, India.
In a world beset by crises amid rising temperatures and deepening inequality, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. But we already have tried-and-tested policy schemes that could help us tackle these problems in a politically sustainable fashion.
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As the sole Asian member of the G7, Japan’s leadership is an opportunity to provide pivotal direction for the supply of climate finance and access to future-proof technology to support the transition efforts that are underway in the region.
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Videos

Jovie Montajes, founder of Light of Hope PH
After 20 years without electricity, more than 50 households in Cebu's poorest district have been provided with solar energy, financed by carbon offsets.
Vietnam, wind power story
Vietnam's wind market is thriving, but more work lies ahead if the country wants to power its booming economy without imperilling its people and the planet.
renewables race video
Southeast Asian nations are racing to bring clean, affordable power to their people, but one country is outrunning them all. How can states make their renewable energy transition a success?
An e-jeepney in the Philippines. A growing movement is underway to electrify Southeast Asia's transport. Image: Eco-Business
In gridlocked, smoggy Southeast Asian cities, change is afoot to electrify transport and clear some of the world's most polluted skies. This video documents the pockets of hope for e-mobility around the most climate-vulnerable region.
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Podcasts

Energy imports EB Podcast
Ambitious plans to transmit clean energy from India, China and Australia into Southeast Asia have been proposed in recent years. Eco-Business speaks with two energy experts on the prospects, challenges and ingredients for success.
EB Podcast: Climate Tech In Asia - Gogoro Founder Horace Luke
Exclusive In this new podcast series 'Climate Tech in Asia', Eco-Business speaks to Gogoro chairman and CEO Horace Luke about the company's recent listing on the Nasdaq and its quest to electrify Asia's ubiquitous two-wheelers and make battery swapping mainstream.
EB Podcast with Elena Philipova, director of sustainable finance, Refinitiv
It is no longer business as usual when it comes to how we tackle climate change and rising global temperatures. Eco-Business speaks to Elena Philipova of Refinitiv about how data can ensure countries and businesses are delivering on pledges to decarbonise.
Google moonshot
With governments and companies racing towards net zero, Google has set a target to use clean energy for every location and every hour of its operations by 2030. Is this possible?
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