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

Everyone must have equal access to a reliable, modern and sustainable energy supply, created through the use of clean fuels. Energy efficiency needs to be improved and technology in the field increased through research.

Greenland has enormous hydropower potentials, which together with wind and solar energy in the long run makes it possible to supply all citizens and businesses with cheap and clean energy. The sector plan for energy and water supply lays down the main lines of the work and priorities for the public supply of energy and water. The sector plan contains three overall objectives: 1) Lower prices for electricity and water; 2) Green energy wherever possible; 3) Modernization of the energy system.

The supply of energy and water is a very fundamental part of the infrastructure, and the prerequisite for the entire modern lifestyle as well as for business development. It is the clear goal of the Government of Greenland that public energy and water supply must be both reliable, accessible and economically advantageous for all citizens and businesses. The long-term goal is to replace energy production based on fossil fuels by renewable energy, where this has not already happened. The means are hydropower, wind, solar, hydrogen, etc. as well as technological optimization of the overall energy system.

Globally renewable energy solutions are becoming cheaper, more reliable and more efficient every day. Our current reliance on fossil fuels is unsustainable and harmful to the planet, which is why we have to change the way we produce and consume energy. Implementing these new energy solutions as fast as possible is essential to counter climate change, one of the biggest threats to our own survival.


Here are a few indicators for this goal that it is possible to measure today. In the near future, Statistics Greenland will publish an SDG 2030 subpage for stat.gl with various available statistics relevant to the work on the SDG 2030 agenda.

Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption
Source: Grønlands Statistik

  1. 2013 (16 %)
  2. 2014 (17 %)
  3. 2015 (18 %)
  4. 2016 (17 %)
16 %17 %18 %17 %

Global indicator (7.2.1) Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption


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The targets

Everyone can help to make sure that we meet the Global Goals. Use these five targets to create action to ensure universal access to sustainable energy.

Target 7.1 – Universal Access to Modern Energy

By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.

Target 7.2 – Increase Global Percentage of Renewable Energy

By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

Target 7.3 – Double the Improvement in Energy Efficiency

By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

Target 7.a – Promote Access to Research, Technology and Investments in Clean Energy

By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.

Target 7.b – Expand and Upgrade Energy Services for Developing Countries

By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support.