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Table 3 Sustainability indicators for the goal ‘securing human existence’

From: Indicator system for the sustainability assessment of the German energy system and its transition

Sustainability rule Sustainability indicator
Protection of human health 1. Energy-related emissions of particulate matter
2. Energy-related emissions of cadmium
3. Energy-related emissions of mercury
Satisfaction of basic needs 4. Energy import dependency
5. Monthly energy expenditures of households with a monthly net income less than 1300 Euros
6. SAIDI of electricity
Autonomous subsistence based on income from own work 7. Relation of employees in the renewable energy sector to total employees
Just distribution of opportunities to use natural resources 8. Final energy consumption of private households per capita
Reduction of extreme income and wealth inequalities 9. Relation of technician salary to manager salary at the big electricity suppliers