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.
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
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
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.