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.
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!
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.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.
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.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.