In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
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
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
$ 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%
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
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.
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.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.