Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
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!
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.
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.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
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.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.