200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
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 over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
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.
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!
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
$ 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 United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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.