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.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
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.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
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.
$ 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%
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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.