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's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
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.
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!
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.