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SEforALL Global Tracking Framework 2017: Public Consultation Period

The Public Consultation Draft of the Sustainable Energy for All Global Tracking Framework 2017 is currently live and hosted on the REN21 Website. To access the consultation document, please follow the link below, where you can register with the REN21 site if you have not done so already. Comments should be entered directly on to the web platform. Drafts of each of the chapters will be available for review until February 13th, 2017.

Helping leaders navigate the new energy space

Rachel Kyte, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, will be speaking during the Closing session of this week’s Oslo Energy Forum - taking place from February 7th - 10th.
 
The Forum brings together government decision-makers, top policy thinkers and key business leaders from the oil and gas, electric power, renewable energy, oilfield services, transportation and financial services industries.

Turning CO2 Into Soda Ash

It’s a chemical engineer’s job to chase pipe dreams.

Unlike many of their fellow engineers though, Aniruddha Sharma and Prateek Bumb have something to show for their many years of toil. The company they founded in 2009, called Carbon Clean Solutions, has created a crucial technology the world needs to reach the low carbon-emissions targets set out in the Paris climate agreement.

Let’s Get Going

2016 was a pivotal year for sustainable energy.

More than 160 countries have now publicly announced clean energy plans to be achieved between 2020 and 2030.

Countries from Chile to the United Arab Emirates broke records with deals to generate electricity from sunshine for less than 3 cents a kilowatt-hour - half the average global cost of coal power.

Fortune 500 companies are sourcing renewable energy at levels that did not seem conceivable just a few years ago.

Africa's Energy Surge

Today, there are 1.1 billion people worldwide who still have little or no access to electricity. Over half of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. And more than 80% of those living in that region still do not have access to clean cooking. But Africa is poised to become a huge part of the clean energy solution. Rachel Kyte - CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All - talks to CNN about the plan to close the energy access gap in Africa - and around the world - and how we can get it done well before 2030.

Cameroon Clean Cooking Master Plan

The Government of Cameroon recently announced the adoption of a National LPG Master Plan to support increased liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) use for household cooking in Cameroon from the current 12% of the population to 58% by 2030 – the equivalent of 18 million Cameroonians.

This increased goal of more Cameroon households using LPG, instead of cooking with solid fuels like wood and charcoal, will help reduce both ongoing deforestation and harmful health effects of air pollution.