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Sustainable energy sources are pivotal to economic and social development worldwide. Goal 7 of the United Nations Development Programme SDGs
– Affordable and clean energy – underscores the centrality of energy to development and wellbeing, and points to the actions that are required to ensure universal access to affordable electricity by 2030. One in five people across the world do not have access to electricity and, as the demand for energy continues to rise, there needs to be a substantial increase in the production of renewable energy. A global economy reliant on fossil fuels increases greenhouse gas emissions, and drastic changes to our climate systems. It is therefore imperative that the conflict between energy needs and the consequences of increased energy consumption are addressed through sustainable and clean energy production.
Aalto Blogs, Janne J Salovaara

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