energy

The Power of Circular and Integrated Water-Food-Energy Management in Tackling Global Challenges

The Power of Circular and Integrated Water-Food-Energy Management in Tackling Global Challenges

The predicted growth of the global population will pose a critical challenge for the sustainable and equitable supply of resources, and current linear economic approaches prove inappropriate to foster more sustainable food and energy production and resource and waste management.

The Problem with Takeaway Coffee Cups

The Problem with Takeaway Coffee Cups

Back in early 2016, British TV chef and food writer Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall continued his ‘War on Waste’ series by looking at how difficult it is to recycle disposable coffee cups, despite many consumers mistakenly believing the paper cups can simply be placed in paper recycling bins and baskets.

Energy Consumption Expected to Rise by 46 Percent by 2060

Energy Consumption Expected to Rise by 46 Percent by 2060

Across the globe, cities are growing. By 2050, the United Nations forecasts that 66 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas, with India and China, expected to see the fastest rates of change.

To Live in A Fossil-Fuel-Dependent World

To Live in A Fossil-Fuel-Dependent World

To limit warming to 1.5°C, not only should no new fossil-fuel-using infrastructure be built ever again, some existing power plants need to shut down early—and yet today many new power plants are under construction or planned.

Water: the Core of Sustainable Development

Water: the Core of Sustainable Development

At the human level, water cannot be seen in isolation from sanitation. Together, they are vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, education and economic productivity of populations.

Why Bioenergy is Important in Addressing Global Challenges Today

Why Bioenergy is Important in Addressing Global Challenges Today

Rural bioenergy is still the predominant form of energy used by people in the less developed countries, and bioenergy from biomass accounts for about 15% of the world’s primary energy consumption and about 38% of the primary energy consumption in developing countries.

The Need for Sustainable Energy Growth in Developing Countries to Reach SDG 7

The Need for Sustainable Energy Growth in Developing Countries to Reach SDG 7

One billion people live their daily lives without electricity. This represents a fundamental barrier to progress and has impacts on a wide range of development indicators, including health, education, food security, gender equality, livelihoods, and poverty reduction.

How Diverting Food Waste Helps in Decreasing Emissions from Landfills

How Diverting Food Waste Helps in Decreasing Emissions from Landfills

Between 30% to 40% of food is wasted along the supply chain, from processing through in-home and dining-out consumption. Food waste is typically the first or second largest component of the municipal solid waste stream.

Restaurants and Food Waste

Restaurants and Food Waste

A study by Unilever revealed that 72% of U.S. diners said that they care about how food waste is handled. 47% are concerned enough that they would be willing to spend more money to eat at a place that actively tries to reduce its food waste production.

Why is Clean Water So Important?

Why is Clean Water So Important?

The WHO estimates that in 2015, the deaths of 361,000 children under 5-years-old could have been avoided by addressing water and sanitation risk factors.