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.
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.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
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
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.