With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
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!
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
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.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
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's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.