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.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
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.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.