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 will likely produce significant impacts on food and fuel prices and could cause urban water supplies in some regions of the country to dry up.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
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
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
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 earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.