A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
Power plants in the US withdraw 143 billion gallons of fresh water every day; more than irrigation and 3 times that's used for public water supplies.
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.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
$ of a gal. of gas includes: cost of Crude Oil 76%; Refining Costs and Profits 6%; Distribution, Marketing, and Retail Costs and Profits 6%; Taxes 12%
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