Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
$ 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%
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
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 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
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption 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.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
GRACE Communications Foundation 215 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016 United States Tel: 212 726 9161 © 2014 GRACE Communications Foundation