The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
$ 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%
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
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.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
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.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
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.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
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.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
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