One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
$ 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%
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
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.
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.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
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.