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.
Red tape can add up: Local permitting and inspection add $0.50 per watt, or $2,516 per residential install, to the cost of solar.
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
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
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.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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!
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!