In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
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.
$ 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%
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
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
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
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.