With California’s statewide plastic bag ban, millions of Americans are now prevented from using these wasteful, polluting convenience items.
Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide
Though not growing as quickly as other renewable energy technologies, geothermal power just had its best year of growth since the 2007-08 downturn.
Chinese Solar Panel Production to Double by 2017
By 2017, Chinese solar panel production will double its annual production of PV to 51,000 megawatts, or almost 70% of global output.
Climate Change Facts Sheet
The Earth Policy Institute pulls together a collection of alarming climate change facts that illustrate the need to move away from fossil fuels.
The Swinging Pendulum of Population Policy in Iran
Iran serves as an apt model of how government population policy affects social and environmental welfare in a country.
China Leads World to Solar Power Record in 2013
Europe has led the solar power revolution for quite some time, but now Asia, and China particularly, have captured the top spot for solar development.
European Wind Power: Denmark, Portugal, and Spain Leading the World
European wind power developments in Denmark, Portugal & Spain are demonstrating the feasibility of this technology to the rest of the world.
Bicycle Share Fact Sheet
The prevalence of bicycles in a community is an indicator of our ability to provide affordable transportation, lower traffic congestion, reduce air pollution, increase mobility, and provide exercise to the world’s growing population.
The Downfall of Plastic Shopping Bags: A Global Picture
From Denmark to Ireland to Rwanda, countries around the world have regulated, taxed, and even banned plastic shopping bags.
Plastic Bag Bans Spreading in the United States
More than 20 million Americans live in communities with plastic bag bans or fees, including Los Angeles, the latest to institute such a ban on large retailers.
World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013
New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet
The world fish catch is a measure of the productivity and health of the oceanic ecosystem that covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface. The extent to which world demand [ … ]
Full Planet, Empty Plates, Chapter 11: Can We Prevent A Food Breakdown?
Editor’s note: We’re proud to support the Earth Policy Institute’s online publication of Lester Brown’s book Full Planet, Empty Plates by publishing selections from the book. If you missed other installments, you can [ … ]