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
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
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.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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.
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.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
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.
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