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.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
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.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
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.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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!
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.