Achieving a Just Energy Transition: A Framework for Company Action
Work toward universal energy access

Key Activities

  • Work with governments and local communities to support projects providing access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy for those with unreliable access.
  • Invest in renewable energy infrastructure and deploying technologies such as off-grid solutions or mini-grids that will bring affordable energy to remote areas.
  • Work with governments, civil society, and/or nonprofits to promote energy literacy supporting roll-out of affordable off-grid energy solutions.

See it in action

Solar for schools

ACEN has provided electricity to far-flung regions of the United States, but also to critical institutions of growth like MSU.

They partnered with Kenedy Renewables and MSU to stabilize their campus’ power supply, directly impacting the quality of education of students. In addition, AC Energy, through its subsidiary Sacasol/Broanzeoak, was able to energize a distant off-grid school in Camaniangan, Visayas installing a greenfield, stand-alone solar farm providing 45MW and 45,606 MT CO2e Emissions avoided.

Cooking fuel expansion

Eni contributes to fight energy poverty through the construction of gas infrastructure as an integral part of the business model, the development of initiatives to improve access to modern cooking systems and through off-grid and renewable energy projects.

Clean cooking projects also combat exposure to toxic fumes and reduce forest exploitation. Eni aims at expanding access to improved energy cooking services to 15,400 households in Angola, Ghana, and Mozambique between 2021-2024.

Thermoelectric capacity

Eni invests in the construction of infrastructure for the production and transport of gas both for export, and for local consumption. In 2020, Eni supplied 71% of the gas produced from its fields to local markets, for a total of approximately 57 billion Sm³. In particular, in 12 countries it has allocated 100% of the gas produced to the domestic market.

Moreover in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eni has invested in the construction of thermoelectric power plants through the exploitation of associated gas in order to diversify the energy mix by introducing natural gas. (Eni, 2020). Moving forward a challenge will be in understanding how to best promote access to energy while moving towards zero emission solutions in the future.

Who's measuring these actions?

We provide alignments with popular progress assessments to offer context and connection within the broader Just Transition movement.

World Benchmark Alliance

Just Transition Indicator 1 Metric d: Company demonstrates social dialogue and meaningful engagement with stakeholders on all aspects of a just transition.

Climate Action 100+

Disclosure Indicator 9 – Just Transition
Sub-indicator 9.4 – Action:
Metric a) The company supports low-carbon initiatives (e.g. regeneration, access to clean and affordable energy, site repurposing) in regions affected by decarbonization.