Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
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 US imports about half of oil consumed.
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.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
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.