Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
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.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
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!
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 United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
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
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
$ 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%
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.