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.
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
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.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
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.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.