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.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
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 meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
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!
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
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
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating