Many older thermoelectric power plants require tremendous amounts of water for cooling. This animation takes you through the process and illustrates why there are such devastating consequences for fish and other aquatic life.
In a new video produced by Brainvise for the Vote Solar Initiative, renewable energy policies that let you spin your electric meter backwards are explained in a simple, engaging manner through sharp animation.
With all eyes on New York State's rumored upcoming moves on shale-gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a recent Washington Post op-ed by New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and fracking pioneer, George Mitchell, weighed in on the possibility of
We're experiencing the food, water and energy nexus first-hand. The worst drought since 1956 might produce significant impacts on food and fuel prices and could cause urban water supplies in some US regions to dry up.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Analysts predict that by 2017, the cost for electricity produced from new onshore wind farms will be lower than new advanced or conventional coal plan
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
A frack job used 4.5 million gallons, of which a amount approximately 10 to 40 percent flows back to the surface as toxic water.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.