How can the world feed more than 9 billion people by 2050 in a manner that advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment? Answering it requires a “great balancing act” of three needs—each of which must be met simultaneously.
Data for the Power Almanac come from a variety of sources, primarily government agencies and laboratories such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Go to CAIT 2.0 - WRI's Climate Data Explorer - to compare CO2 emissions totals of China, Brazil, India, and the US for 2000-2011 and view a line graph showing the change over time
Coal-fired power plants are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions—one that could be increasing significantly globally, according to new analysis from the World Resources Institute.