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Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • 1.3 billion people – one in five globally – still lack access to modern electricity.

  • 3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating.

  • Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60% of total glbal greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Energy from renewable resources – wind, water, solar, biomass and geothermal energy – is inexhaustible and clean. Renewable energy currently constitutes 15% of the global energy mix.

  • The total installed capacity for electricity generation in India has registered a compound annual growth rate of 7% (2013-14).

  • The total installed capacity of grid interactive renewable power has been showing a growth rate of over 12% (2013-14).