environment

Electricity Access in Developing Countries

The vast majority of people without access to electricity are in sub-Saharan Africa and the Oceania region, and most of them live in rural areas.

“In Africa, nearly 60% of people have no access to reliable electricity. 5 To put these numbers in perspective, the entire continent of Africa has about 150 GW of installed power [...]

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Carbon pricing schemes are planned or in place all round the world

This map shows the schemes already in place or planned. Most schemes focus on carbon intensive sectors, but their scope is expanding to other industries. They are also expanding geographically to cover a significant proportion of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

“Carbon pricing has expanded significantly over the last 10-15 years. The number, stringency and [...]

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Global Infrastructure investment needs are huge

The World today invests some $2.5 trillion a year on transportation, power, water and telecommunications systems. Yet it’s not enough – and needs are only growing steeper. The McKinsey Global Institute finds that the world needs to invest an average of $3.3 trillion annually just to support currently expected rates of growth. Emerging economies will [...]

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Global distribution of natural gas deposits

Natural gas is environment-friendly. It exists abundantly and can be supplied stably. Expansion of its use is expected in the future.

“Natural gas, which is primarily composed of methane, when burned, generates only small amounts of carbon dioxide that is the key contributors to global warming and nitrogen oxide that causes photochemical smog, and sulfur oxide [...]

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