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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
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.
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.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances