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.
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.
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.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
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
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
About 40 calories of fossil fuel energy go into every calorie of feed lot beef in the US. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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.