Kandeh Yumkella

Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative Gathers Steam

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative held its second annual Forum in the UN General Assembly Hall last week. SE4All is a multi-stakeholder partnership of governments, businesses, civil society, banks, and other international institutions aiming to meet three interlinked goals by 2030: Ensuring universal access to modern energy services; Doubling … [continued]

Top UN Official: 2030 Renewable Energy Target to be 30%

I reported one month ago on the United Nation’s ground-breaking new renewable energy report (a “Renewable Energy Bible” as some have called it). The report, among other things, showed that we could get approximately 80% of our energy from renewable resources by 2050 (currently, we’re at about 13%, but with wind and solar still playing a minor part).

Now, a top UN official — Kandeh Yumkella, head of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) — has said that he wants a goal set of getting 30% from renewable energy sources by 2030.