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.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
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 United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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!
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
$ 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%
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
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.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011