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A newly published report entitled The Tracking: The Energy Progress Report 2019 shows that progress has been made towards meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Electricity access and renewable energy show particular promise, but progress in energy efficiency is limited and access to clean cooking has, in some cases, deteriorated in the face of rapidly expanding populations. The Tracking shows that populations across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) still face daunting challenges in gaining access to cleaner, more sustainable energy sources.