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.
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
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
$ of a gal. of gas includes: cost of Crude Oil 76%; Refining Costs and Profits 6%; Distribution, Marketing, and Retail Costs and Profits 6%; Taxes 12%
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.