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 over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
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!
Red tape can add up: Local permitting and inspection add $0.50 per watt, or $2,516 per residential install, to the cost of solar.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
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.
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
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.