Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy

Efforts to encourage clean energy has resulted in more than 20 percent of global power being generated by renewable sources as of 2011. Still in Nigeria, about 90 million people lack access to electricity especially in rural areas, and as the demand continues to rise there needs to be a substantial increase in the production of renewable energy across the country. Nigerians spend $14 billion annually on inefficient and expensive generator that seriously pollutes the environment.

Ensuring universal access to affordable electricity by 2030 means investing in clean energy sources such as solar, wind and thermal. Adopting cost-effective standards for a wider range of technologies could also reduce electricity consumption by buildings and industry by 14%.
At least six million households need to have access to electricity annually to acheive SDG goal 7 by 2030.

Facts and figures

90 million

About 90 million Nigerians have no access to electricity supply.

1 in 7

One in seven people still lack access to electricity; most of them live in rural areas of Nigeria.

> N10 Million

Business owners in Nigeria spend between N10 million to N250 million monthly on power.

$14b every year

Nigerians spend $14 billion annually on inefficient and expensive generation ($0.40/kWh or N140/kWh or more), that also pollutes the environment.

6 Million

At least 6,000,000 Households need to have access to electricity acheive sdg 7 goal by 2030

60%

Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

14%

Adopting stronger efficiency standards could reduce global electricity consumption by buildings and industry by 14 percent.
 
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 1 No Poverty
Goal 2 Zero Hunger
Goal 3 Good Health and Well Being
Goal 4 Quality Education
Goal 5 Gender Equality
Goal 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 10 Reduced Inequalities
Goal 11 Sustainable Cities And Communities
Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13 Climate Action
Goal 14 Life Below Water
Goal 15 Live on Land
Goal 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Goal 17 Partnership For The Goals
 

Goals in action