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.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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.
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.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.