Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
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 United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
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.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.