Sustainable energy for all: can we take care of the ‘all’?

A. Kumar

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Abstract

The idea of ‘sustainable energy for all’ has been built around three key objectives, ‘ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the global rate of improvement in energy ef ciency and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix‘ (UN, 2012). The rst of these three objectives is most relevant for this chapter. The project of ensuring universal access to modern energy services for all raises two basic questions:
• How do we define ‘access’? • What do we mean by‘all’?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEquity and the energy trilemma
Subtitle of host publicationDelivering sustainable energy access in low-income communities
EditorsJulia Tomei, Danielle Gent
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherIIED
Pages8-16
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78431-215-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-78431-215-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameAccess to Energy
PublisherIIED

Keywords

  • energy access
  • Energy transition

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