Here you will find a selection of frequently asked questions about the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact, from signing up as a signatory to becoming a part of a global community actively engaged in accelerating Carbon-Free Energy generation.
What is 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy?
What is the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact?
We are a global group of companies, policymakers, investors, and organizations on a mission to realize a 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy future for all. This means meeting every kilowatt-hour of electricity demand with carbon-free electricity sources, every hour, every day, everywhere. The 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact was launched during the High-Level Dialogue on Energy in September 2021 with an initial list of founding signatories committed to working toward a carbon-free future for all.
Who is leading the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy movement?
The 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy movement is coordinated by Sustainable Energy for All, the United Nations, and a growing list of signatories from companies, organizations, and governments around the world.
Why should my organization join the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact?
Joining the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact means your organization will become part of a global community actively engaged in accelerating the technologies, policies, tools, ideas, and advocacy that will collectively realize the mission of creating a future where all electricity consumption worldwide is served by Carbon-Free Energy sources.
How can we achieve 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy?
Who is this aimed at?
Are there any requirements for signatories?
What's the difference between carbon neutral, 100% renewable energy, and 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy?
What does Carbon-Free Energy include?
Carbon-Free Energy refers to any type of electricity generation that does not directly emit carbon dioxide, including solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, nuclear, sustainable biomass, and carbon capture and storage (CCS).
What Carbon-Free Energy technologies and resources are available today?
Many Carbon-Free Energy and enabling technologies are widely commercially available today. These include renewable resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, and hydroelectric or sustainable biomass energy, non-renewable carbon-free resources such as nuclear power, and energy storage technologies like batteries. The clean energy community is also working to develop and commercialize other advanced technologies, including long-duration energy storage systems, low-carbon hydrogen, advanced nuclear power, next-generation geothermal, and carbon capture and sequestration technologies, all of which can help in the fight against climate change.
What's the difference between Carbon-Free Energy and net-zero?
Who is behind the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact?
We are a global group of companies, policymakers, investors, and organizations on a mission to realize a 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy future for all. We are working together to develop and scale energy policies, technologies, procurement practices, and solutions to transform the broader energy system and enable rapid and cost-effective decarbonization — every hour, every day, everywhere. The movement is coordinated by Sustainable Energy for All, the United Nations, and a growing list of signatories from companies, organizations, and governments around the world.
When was the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact launched?
What are UN Energy Compacts?
Energy Compacts are voluntary commitments from Member States and all other stakeholders, such as companies, regional/local governments, NGOs, and others, with the specific actions they will take to advance progress on SDG7 and net-zero emissions, designed to be fully in line with SDG Acceleration Actions and Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Climate Agreement. UN-Energy will support the development, mobilization, and monitoring of Energy Compacts throughout the entire cycle.
How can I learn more about the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact?
UN-Energy organized a series of workshops for all stakeholders, including governments, business, energy suppliers, solution providers and organizations to provide an overview of the growing movement for 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy (CFE) and how 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy can accelerate electricity grid decarbonization and its relevance to net-zero goals. The workshops provided information for interested stakeholders across the energy ecosystem to join this movement and commit to the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact. You can watch the recording of the workshop for governments and the one for business on this link. The presentations are also available on the same link. Watch the workshop recording.
Where can I read the full 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact?