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New targets and metrics for energy reliability, productivity, and quality

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In this thirteenth interview of the “17 Rooms” podcast, Clare Boland Ross and Todd Moss discuss new “measurable metrics” to reframe SDG7 energy targets to be more ambitious and location-specific. Ross, managing director of the Power and Climate Initiative at The Rockefeller Foundation and Moss, executive director at the Energy for Growth Hub, moderated Room 7 focused on Sustainable Development Goal number 7on affordable and clean energyduring the 2021 17 Rooms flagship process.

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“17 Rooms” is a podcast about actions, insights, and community for the Sustainable Development Goals and the people driving them. The podcast is co-hosted by John McArthur—senior fellow and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at The Brookings Institution, and Zia Khan—senior vice president for innovation at The Rockefeller Foundation.

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Clare Boland Ross

Managing Director, Power and Climate Initiative - The Rockefeller Foundation

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