Bioenergy

Renewable Energy in Additions of New Electric Capacity

Renewable Energy in Additions of New Electric Capacity

Utilities demonstrated strong “voluntary demand” in renewable energy as opposed to the demand driven by policy mandates we’ve seen in the past.

Renewables in Meeting Global Energy Demand

Renewables in Meeting Global Energy Demand

The share of renewables in meeting global energy demand is expected to grow by one-fifth in the next five years to reach 12.4% in 2023.

Water Footprint of Food

Water Footprint of Food

According to the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank, inside the 1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year worldwide is 45 trillion gallons of water.

The State of Our Oceans

The State of Our Oceans

Coastal waters receive a variety of land-based water pollutants, ranging from petroleum wastes to pesticides to excess sediments. Marine waters also receive wastes directly from offshore activities, such as ocean-based dumping.

Methane Emissions Exacerbate Climate Impacts

Methane Emissions Exacerbate Climate Impacts

If methane leaks into the air before being used, it absorbs the sun's heat, warming the atmosphere. For this reason, it's considered a greenhouse gas, like carbon dioxide.

The World Needs A Significant and Concerted Transition in Energy Sources

The World Needs A Significant and Concerted Transition in Energy Sources

Balancing the challenge between development and environment is the ultimate goal of ensuring everyone has access to enough sustainable energy to maintain a high standard of living.

Over Half of the World's Food Loss and Waste Occurs in Asia

Over Half of the World's Food Loss and Waste Occurs in Asia

More than half a billion people in the Asia Pacific region suffer from hunger, yet an estimated 42 percent of fruit and vegetables and a fifth of the grains produced here are lost or wasted, leading the region to launch a campaign to cut down on food waste.

Annual Impact of Energy System by 2050

Annual Impact of Energy System by 2050

Access to energy is a key pillar for human wellbeing, economic development and poverty alleviation. Ensuring everyone has sufficient access is an ongoing and pressing challenge for global development. However, our energy systems also have important environmental impacts.

Waste in Asia

Waste in Asia

In a region known for takeaway street food culture and single-use plastic, Southeast Asia’s limited waste management services and infrastructure contributes to mismanagement of more than 75 percent of plastic waste according to the UN Environment Programme.

Food Waste in the United States

Food Waste in the United States

Research has found that Americans waste about a pound of food per person each day, with people who have healthier diets rich in fruit and vegetables the most wasteful. About 150,000 tons of food is tossed out in US households each day, equivalent to about a third of the daily calories that each American consumes.