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Fossil fuel 

energy

makes up about

90%

of Ireland’s

energy use 

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), 2018

SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030

WHY IT MATTERS

The way in which we produce and use energy is at the heart of our response to climate change. Our current reliance on fossil fuels is unsustainable and harmful to the planet. Renewable energy solutions are becoming cheaper, more reliable and more efficient every day. Ireland needs to produce more of its own energy by investing further in our renewable energy resources to eliminate our dependence on imported fossil fuels. Worldwide, there are still almost 1 billion people living without electricity and 3 billion people relying on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating.

What Can I Do?


When cooking, cover the pan with a lid. It reduces the amount of energy needed to boil water by 75%. Turn off lights when exiting the lecture room and encourage the use of energy-efficient lightbulbs on campus. Turn down the thermostat and take other measures to keep warm. Only fill the kettle to the amount of water needed and switch off your appliances at the socket.





What Are The Targets?


7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services. 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency. 7.A By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology. 7.B By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support.