200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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 imports about half of oil consumed.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
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.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
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