Energy Challenge

Energy ChallengeGlobal Challenge #7 – Affordable and Clean Energy

Background

Despite yearly increases in global affordable and clean energy production, every area of sustainable energy falls short of the needs to meet the target goal for 2030. Lower costs and improvements of technology have played and will play a large part in delivering electricity and energy to places that were previously “off the grid”, but meaningful improvements will require higher levels of financing and commitment. It’s important going forward that, institutions, governments, organizations implement the correct strategies, policies,regulations and incentives to continue to push renewable energy as the main source of power.

Energy In the World

  • Over 1 billion people are still living without electricity. Over half of this population is in Sub-Saharan Africa or rural parts of Asia.
  • More than 3 billion people are cooking without clean fossil fuels or efficient technology
  • Renewable energy accounted for over two thirds of new power around the world in 2016.
  • 1 billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa alone may gain electricity access by 2040.

Here are some existing innovations within affordable and clean energy:

HVAC systems that generate clean energy as they run:

A Florida startup called Be Power Tech has set out to make heating and cooling your home more sustainable. In the U.S, heating and cooling systems consume more energy than cars combined. As the system runs on natural gas, it charges a separate battery cell that can be used to heat or cool the rest of the building. They aim to “turn a problem into a solution” by making these accessible across the country.

Electric Roads: 

Sweden is ahead of the curve by introducing two kilometres of electric test roads, where vehicles connect to an overhead power source, similar to a light rail train system. The testing is currently only for large government vehicles such as garbage trucks and busses, but they hope to roll it out to all vehicles by 2030.

The Clean Energy Challenge

Many innovations have been brought to life and scaled such as wind and solar energy, but we have to make strides towards providing clean, renewable energy to everyone. Power and electricity unlocks an enormous amount of potential in developing countries in education, health, sanitation, gender equality and environmental sustainability. Ensuring energy to all is imperative to move forward and progressing as a global society. Find out how you can help make a difference through Prepr and our Pie Kit.

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POVERTY CHALLENGE

Eradicating poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice and the key to unlocking an enormous human potential.Learn More


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HUNGERCHALLENGE

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.Learn More


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HEALTH CHALLENGE

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.Learn More


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EDUCATION CHALLENGE

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.Learn More


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GENDER CHALLENGE

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.Learn More


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WATER CHALLENGE

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.Learn More


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ENERGY CHALLENGE

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.Learn More


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WORK CHALLENGE

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.Learn More


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INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGE

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.Learn More


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DIVERSITY CHALLENGE

Reduce inequality within and among countries.Learn More


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SUSTAINABLE CITIES CHALLENGE

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.Learn More


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CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION CHALLENGE

Ensure sustainable production and consumption patterns.Learn More


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CLIMATE CHALLENGE CHALLENGE

Take urgent impact to combat climate change and its impacts.Learn More


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OCEAN CHALLENGE

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable deveolpment.Learn More


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LAND CHALLENGE

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity lost.Learn More


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PEACE CHALLENGE

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Learn More


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PARTNERSHIP CHALLENGE

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Learn More


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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CHALLENGE

The increase in all forms of artificial intelligence is having a significant impact on society and is continuously changing the way we live, work and interact. Learn More


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BLOCKCHAIN CHALLENGE

Blockchain technology is changing the landscape of traditional financial services. Whether its through logistics, cryptocurrency or encrypted communication, blockchain is here to stay. Learn More


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SMARTCITY CHALLENGE

How should technology based solutions should be used within urban planning for the future prosperity of a city. Learn More


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CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGE

With a majority of our personal and financial information living in accessible portals online, cybersecurity is more crucial than ever. By 2020 it is estimated that over 1.5 billion people will be affected by some sort of data breach. Learn More


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ADTECH-MARTECH CHALLENGE

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FINTECH CHALLENGE

Global investment in Financial Technologies have more than tripled in recent years, signifying that a digital revolution has arrived in the financial services sector. Learn More


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AR-VR CHALLENGE

Market growth within Augmented and Virtual reality show that the market is expected to reach over $2.8 billion by 2023. Learn More