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.
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!
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
$ 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 earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.