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.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
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.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
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.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
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
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.