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 will likely produce significant impacts on food and fuel prices and could cause urban water supplies in some regions of the country to dry up.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
About 40 calories of fossil fuel energy go into every calorie of feed lot beef in the US. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
$ of a gal. of gas includes: cost of Crude Oil 76%; Refining Costs and Profits 6%; Distribution, Marketing, and Retail Costs and Profits 6%; Taxes 12%