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Women for Women Empowerment: Women's Network in Dumre, Khotang


Nepal must aspire for energy sovereignty and depart from the current commercial energy situation

Article by Dr Indira Shakya
Energy is central to nearly every major opportunity and challenge the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy is essential. Globally, one in five people still lack access to modern electricity, and 3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating. Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, reducing the carbon intensity of energy is a key objective in long-term climate goals. In Nepal, renewable energy accounts for only 3 percent of total energy consumption. Nearly 67 percent of the population has access to electricity. In terms of policy intervention, there is an ongoing preparation of a Country Action Plan and Investment Prospectus for the energy sector. The Renewable Energy Policy should also be in place soon. Diversifying energy supply It …