The US imports about half of oil consumed.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
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.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
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.
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.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances