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.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
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
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
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.
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.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
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!
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.