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 earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
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%.
$ of a gal. of gas includes: cost of Crude Oil 76%; Refining Costs and Profits 6%; Distribution, Marketing, and Retail Costs and Profits 6%; Taxes 12%
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.