Energy

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.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Globally, more than 125 million children under five years of age live in households without access to an improved drinking-water source, and more than 280 million children under five live in households without access to improved sanitation facilities.

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.

Industrial Waste on Water Treatment and Sanitation

Industrial Waste on Water Treatment and Sanitation

Because industrial waste frequently goes down the same sewers as domestic and commercial nonindustrial waste, sewage often contains high levels of industrial chemicals and heavy metals.

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.

Environmental Concerns Amidst Industrialisation

Environmental Concerns Amidst Industrialisation

Compelling countries to pursue environmental goals is important, and will require substantial support from other countries and the international community to compensate for the economic losses associated with reducing pollution.

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.

Waste Exports Post China's Waste Import Ban

Waste Exports Post China's Waste Import Ban

Until 2017, China took 51% of all plastic waste traded globally. When China shut its ports to plastic scrap imports, exporting nations soon began looking for new countries to absorb the orphaned waste. Southeast Asia is the most impacted region.

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.