It’s been nearly two years since Hurricane Maria swept across the Caribbean, but Puerto Rico is still coming to terms with what happened. Enhancing Puerto Rico’s resilience to better prepare the island for future disasters would entail building a more robust electricity grid to help limit the damage and impact from extreme storms in the years to come.
An estimated 38 million Indians rely on health facilities that are beyond the reach of India’s electric grid. Without access to regular power supply, many lifesaving interventions cannot be undertaken, posing a barrier to the attainment of universal health coverage. But thanks to organizations like the Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA), this situation is beginning to change.
More than 1 billion people around the world live without access to electricity, and in many communities, health clinics don’t have reliable power. To achieve sustainable development, we need sustainable energy.
In recent weeks, energy has been talked about in several global conferences – including the World Health Assembly and the Sustainable Energy for All Forum – as a key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).