Nt1310 Unit 1 Activity 7.2

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1) The goals for energy vary in whether or not they are truly measurable. Some of them like 7.2, and 7.3 are in fact measurable. Both are searching for increases that are possible to document and record. 7.2 asks for a substantial increase in the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. As long as the trend is increasing, target 7.2 is effectively succeeding. 7.3 is asking for a more specific result, it wants double the current global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, by the specific year of 2030. If energy efficiency becomes a more popular trend, people will start lowering their energy usage, and power plants for example, will see differences in the statistics they receive. The statistics should show that less energy is…show more content…
7.1, for example, aims for universal access to proper energy services. Universal access is almost impossible to achieve. There is unfortunately no way to measure if every place/every person has universal access. It would require every energy service to register and continually update their list of clientele and what services they provide. Which is absolutely impossible. 7.a and 7.b, both have a specific timeline yet they do not have definite goals in place. 7.a wants promotion, and international cooperation, both immeasurable by nature. There might be evidence of a trend in a lack of consequences (i.e. less fossil fuel usage, or more investments made in energy efficiency), but no concrete means of measuring. Finally, 7.b wants to aid the developing community, and yet, since it requires only the building and expanding of infrastructure and technology, there is no definite end-goal and thus no easy measurement…show more content…
Some of the measurements are examples of countries in the world such as China for example, that are working towards energy efficiency improvement. This is important to the SDG as China’s “economic growth resulted in [a huge] conflict of economic development and resource environment” (Pan, Zhang, and Zhang, 2012). Which means that it is a country that will have a huge, positive impact on the environment if it aims for an energy efficient way of life. Unfortunately, results obtained by the National Natural Science Foundation of China show that China still has a long way to go as its “six major energy consuming industries accounted for 72.4% of [its] total industrial energy consumption.” (Pan, Zhang, and Zhang, 2012) On the same hand, it was discovered that “most of the nation’s energy efficient provinces are located along the coast of southeast China, while most of its energy inefficient provinces are located in the hinterland that is rich in coal resources and depends heavily on coal consumption” (Pan, Zhang, and Zhang, 2012), proving that fossil fuels are a direct detriment to energy
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