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.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
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.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
$ 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%
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).