Energy access

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  • Reviews |

    The UN’s Agenda for Sustainable Development has 17 goals with 169 targets for action across a range of issues, with access to sustainable energy for all being Goal 7. This Perspective analyses interlinkages between energy systems, Goal 7 and the other goals at the target level, identifying synergies and trade-offs between them.

    • Francesco Fuso Nerini
    • , Julia Tomei
    • , Long Seng To
    • , Iwona Bisaga
    • , Priti Parikh
    • , Mairi Black
    • , Aiduan Borrion
    • , Catalina Spataru
    • , Vanesa Castán Broto
    • , Gabrial Anandarajah
    • , Ben Milligan
    •  & Yacob Mulugetta
  • Reviews |

    Urban households in the global south face unique energy access challenges. This Perspective outlines a research agenda based on understanding the needs of urban energy users to promote inclusive urban energy transitions.

    • Vanesa Castán Broto
    • , Lucy Stevens
    • , Emmanuel Ackom
    • , Julia Tomei
    • , Priti Parikh
    • , Iwona Bisaga
    • , Long Seng To
    • , Joshua Kirshner
    •  & Yacob Mulugetta
    Nature Energy 2, 776–779
  • Research |

    Electricity is a fundamental aspect of socio-economic development. Urpelainen et al. survey 8,568 households in rural India and find that the average hours of available electricity is an important factor in household satisfaction with supply, whereas reliability and voltage stability are less important.

    • Michaël Aklin
    • , Chao-yo Cheng
    • , Johannes Urpelainen
    • , Karthik Ganesan
    •  & Abhishek Jain
    Nature Energy 1, 16170
  • Research |

    Strategies to improve energy access in developing countries are urgently needed. Szabó et al. propose an approach to achieve wider access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa that depends on existing under-utilized energy infrastructure such as dams, non-hybridized gensets and biomass cofiring.

    • Sándor Szabó
    • , Magda Moner-Girona
    • , Ioannis Kougias
    • , Rob Bailis
    •  & Katalin Bódis
    Nature Energy 1, 16140

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