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.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
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
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
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!
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating