Renewables

Cross-cutting Measures for Environmental Sanitation

Cross-cutting Measures for Environmental Sanitation

An estimated 2.3 billion people around the globe are without basic sanitation, while 844 million do not have access to clean water, despite both being considered as key human rights.

The Index Score for Wastewater Treatment

The Index Score for Wastewater Treatment

As global population grows (increasing agricultural, industrial and domestic demands for water), and water demand increases, water stress and the risk of water scarcity is now a common concern. This is even more applicable for particular regions with lower water resources and/or larger population pressures.

10 Counties with Largest Increases in CO2 Emissions in 2017

10 Counties with Largest Increases in CO2 Emissions in 2017

Developed nations typically have high carbon dioxide emissions per capita, while some developing countries lead in the growth rate of carbon dioxide emissions.

Top 5 Countries on Energy Transition Index by WEF

Top 5 Countries on Energy Transition Index by WEF

It benchmarks countries on the performance of their energy system, as well as their readiness for transition to a secure, sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy future.

How Waste in Landfills Contribute to Climate Change

How Waste in Landfills Contribute to Climate Change

We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

We Need to Shift to A Circular Economy Model

We Need to Shift to A Circular Economy Model

Our myopic focus on producing and consuming as cheaply as possible has created a linear economy in which objects are briefly used and then discarded as waste.

Renewables Improve Human Welfare in Ways Not Captured by GDP

Renewables Improve Human Welfare in Ways Not Captured by GDP

According to IRENA, increased use of renewable energy could prove decisive for the world to meet key climate goals by 2050. Renewables already make up more than half of newly installed power-generation capacity. Yet their overall share in the energy mix needs to grow six times faster.

Sustainability of Renewable Energy

Sustainability of Renewable Energy

The fact is that fossil fuels cannot meet the world’s need for energy. It is something that if the world continues to depend more on will leave to irreparable environmental consequences and its consequences are too great to be ignored.

Energy Efficiency in Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency in Renewable Energy

The interplay between energy efficiency improvements and the deployment of renewable energy technologies is complex. If the respective potentials in these two fields are combined, total global energy demand can be reduced by up to a quarter by 2030, IRENA and C2E2 find.

Global Fresh Water Pollution

Global Fresh Water Pollution

Most fresh water pollution is caused by the addition of organic material which is mainly sewage, but can also be be food waste or farm effluent. Other forms of fresh water pollution include micro-plastics, chemicals, and nasty toxins from household cleaning products.