One billion still without electricity, rues World Bank

World needs to move fast to achieve modern renewable energy goals

GN Bureau | May 20, 2015


#world bank   #world bank report   #world bank sustainable energy report   #electricity   #india electricity  


While the world becomes more connected through all kinds of communication modes, around 1.1 billion people across the globe still live without electricity, reveals a World Bank report.

The report, ‘Progress Towards Sustainable Energy: Global Tracking Framework 2015’ reveals that around 2.9 billion people (which is more than the population of India and China combined) have no access to clean and modern cooking fuel.

READ: Key findings of the report

However, the reports charts out development and said the world has made sufficient progress to achieve sustainable energy requirements for all by 2030. But the world needs to move twice as fast to achieve modern renewable energy goal. At present the consumption of modern renewable energy is accelerated by 4 % per year.

There have been advances in electrification drives primarily by India but progress in Africa remains too slow. In India, 55 million people gained access over 2010 to 2012.

The global electrification rate rose from 83% in 2010 to 85% in 2012 with an additional 222 million people mainly in urban areas gained first time access to electricity (which is more than the population of Brazil, and well ahead of the 138 million population increase that took place over the same period).  Overall, the global electricity deficit declined from 1.2 billion to 1.1 billion.

The report provides an update on how fast the world moved towards sustainable energy goals between 2010 and 2012. It tracks progress towards universal access to modern energy, doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvements and doubling the share of renewable energy consumption in the global energy mix.

 

Comments

 

Other News

Rise of Nirmala Sitharaman, plight of Baiga women and more from the week gone by

Today, Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s first woman full-time defence minister, may appear a picture of poise and confidence. But 11 years ago, she wasn’t even sure if she should join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has allowed her political career – and, of course, her abilities &ndas

Modi’s gift to Varanasi: Projects worth Rs 1,000 crore

On his first visit to Varanasi after the Uttar Pradesh polls, PM Modi announced and laid foundation stones of various projects on Friday and Saturday. Addressing a public meeting in Varanasi on Saturday, PM Modi took took a jibe at the opposition saying that the BJP’s programmes are no

Indian Aviation Academy unveiled

Union minister for civil aviation, P Ashok Gajapathi Raju unveiled a new campus of the Indian Aviation Academy (IAA) spread over 5.33 acres. Civil aviation, secretary, R N Choubey said India is poised to attain its coveted place on global aviation arena as one among top three largest aviatio

BHEL surpasses 12th plan capacity addition target

Attributing enhanced focus on project execution as the reason behind Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL) growth, the enterprise’s CMD Atul Sobti said BHEL achieved a capacity addition of 45,274 MW during the 12th five year plan period (2012-17) and surpassed the target of 41,661 MW by 9 p

No right to plan their families

Bhadiya from Bhanpur Kheda village does not know her age. She has five children – the eldest one is 12-year-old while the youngest is an infant. Considering she got married in her teens – like most women in her village – Bhadiya must be in her 30s. After giving birth to five children she

SAIL to leverage domestic growth potential

Steel authority of India (SAIL) chairman PK Singh expressed confidence on improving the performance of the Maharatna PSU in the current fiscal because of a host of initiatives in almost every area of operations. During 45th annual general meeting of the company, Singh said the world steel as



Video

Falahari Maharaj arrested on rape charges

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter