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.
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.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
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.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
$ 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%
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.