The US imports about half of oil consumed.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
$ 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%
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
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
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!