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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
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.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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.
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.
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.