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.
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.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
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.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.