Wind and solar generate over a tenth of the world’s electricity. Taken together, they are the fourth-largest source of electricity, behind coal, gas, and hydro.
In 2021 coal-fired electricity generation reached all-time highs. Here's the pathway that would be needed to phase it out of the energy mix.
Which fuels do U.S. home heating systems use?
The world’s material consumption is expected to grow from 41 billion tonnes in 2010 to about 89 billion tonnes by 2050. This graphic shows the impact...
As more solar power is introduced into our grids, operators are dealing with a new problem that can be visualized as the 'duck curve.'
This graphic lists all minerals that are deemed critical to both the economic and national security of the United States.
More than half of the world’s population is projected to be in the middle class by 2030. In this graphic, we analyze the group’s impact on...
Despite being the world's biggest carbon polluter, China is also the largest producer of most of the world's critical minerals for the green revolution.
The Earth's crust makes up 1% of the planet's volume, but provides all the material we use. What elements make up this thin layer we stand...
The amount of human-made (or anthropogenic) mass, has now exceeded the weight of all life on Earth, including humans, animals, and plants.