200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
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!
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
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.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
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.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011