$ 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%
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
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.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
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!
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
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.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!