The US imports about half of oil consumed.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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 US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
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.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
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
About 40 calories of fossil fuel energy go into every calorie of feed lot beef in the US. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
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.