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.
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
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
$ 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%
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
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.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.