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.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
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.
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!
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.