Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Sustainable energy is opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a Sustainable Energy for All initiative to ensure universal access to modern energy services, improve efficiency and increase use of renewable sources.

Overview of some indicators

Proportion of population with access to electricity
Proportion of population with primary reliance on clean fuels and technology
Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption

National Energy Strategy 

Bapco Energies is spearheading the development of a national energy strategy, aiming to optimize the utilization of national resources and paving the way for a low carbon future in alignment with Bahrain’s net-zero targets. The strategy focuses on Bapco Energies’ transformation from a conventional oil and gas company into a more diversified energy entity, incorporating various decarbonization options like carbon capture, utilization, and storage.

Renewable Energy 

Through the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP), Bahrain aims to increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix. The Plan includes the implementation of solar and wind energy projects and aims to generate 5 percent of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2025, further increasing it to 20 percent by 2035. The NREAP also laid the foundation to encourage household participation in the push towards renewable energy usage. In 2017, the Net Metering Resolution was launched, which allows consumers to generate their own power from renewable energy for self-consumption and to feed the excess into the national grid, earning an energy credit on their electricity and water invoice. In 2021, the Electricity and Water Authority in cooperation with the Information and eGovernment Authority, launched the net metering system service through the Benayat Platform. In addition, the Government launched its National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) in 2017, which sets a national target of 6 percent reduction in energy consumption in the year 2025. The NEEAP promotes energy efficiency practices across various sectors through the implementation of 22 initiatives and has led to changing all government lighting to highly efficient lighting (e.g., LEDs), initiating the process of moving to renewable energy, issuing a green building code, and further promoting district cooling as a sustainable solution for cooling.

Electric Vehicles 

In 2021, the Kingdom issued the “Electric Vehicles Technical Regulation”, to promote and adopt green transport in Bahrain. In 2023, the Ministry of Electricity and Water Affairs awarded a contract for the development of an electric vehicle (EV) strategy for the Kingdom. The Ministry has also awarded a contract for the installation of five electric vehicle charging stations across the Kingdom.

Goal One: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal Two: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age
Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal Eight: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal Nine: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal Ten: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal Eleven:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal Thirteen: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]
Goal Fourteen: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal Fifteen: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal Seventeen: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDGs Bahrain

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