Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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 United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
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.
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.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
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.
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 imports about half of oil consumed.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
$ 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%
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.