200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
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 United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
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
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.