Energy is fundamental to modern living and economic prosperity. The current global crisis has exposed stark inequalities and raised the urgency of providing modern energy for everyone. Energy is a prerequisite to both recovery and to long-term development goals.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for “access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.” Yet, the primary indicator for residential electrification is a threshold of just 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per capita per year – a bare-bones level of consumption that cannot raise incomes or sustain economic growth.
Energy for Growth Hub’s new report aims to reflect the full ambition of SDG7, proposing a new “Modern Energy Minimum” metric of 1,000 kWh that raises the bar on global targets for ending energy poverty and is better aligned with the way that energy drives living standards, livelihoods, and the expansion of industry, commerce, and agriculture.
Join Energy for Growth Hub and The Rockefeller Foundation for a conversation about “Raising Energy Ambitions: The Modern Energy Minimum” with some of the report’s authors. They’ll be discussing the research and data backed evidence supporting the new and more ambitious energy metric, and why it is vital to ending energy poverty.
- Katie Auth Policy Director, Energy for Growth Hub Katie Auth is the Policy Director of the Energy for Growth Hub. Previously, she served as Senior Development Finance Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and was a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Africa Policy Accelerator. Before that, she was Acting Deputy Coordinator of the US […]
- Lauren Culver Energy Specialist, World Bank Lauren Culver is an energy specialist with the World Bank. From 2012-2014, she served as an advisor within the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources advising U.S. policymakers on energy markets and technologies. Previously, Lauren was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she counseled the Undersecretary for Energy on innovation […]
- Ashvin Dayal Senior Vice President Ashvin Dayal leads the Foundation’s global Power initiative aimed at scaling up energy access in order to drive economic and social development. He has overseen the Foundation’s pioneering investments in the renewable energy mini-grid space in India and the establishment of Smart Power India, a dedicated platform to support the acceleration of last-mile electrification. As […]
- Todd Moss Executive Director, Energy for Growth Hub Todd Moss is founder and executive director of the Energy for Growth Hub. He is also a nonresident fellow at the Center for Global Development, at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute, and at the Colorado School of Mines’ Payne Institute. Previously, Todd served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African […]
- Rose Mutiso Research Director, Energy for Growth Hub Rose M. Mutiso is the Research Director for the Energy for Growth Hub and co-founder and CEO of the Mawazo Institute, which supports the next generation of female scholars and thought leaders in East Africa. Previously, Rose was a Senior Fellow in the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy at the U.S. Department of […]
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