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.
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.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
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
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
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%).
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.