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.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.