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.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
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.
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.
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
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.