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.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.