200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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 by 2017, the cost for electricity produced from new onshore wind farms will be lower than new advanced or conventional coal plan
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
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.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
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.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
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