65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
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
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
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.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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