Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
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 transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
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.
$ 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%
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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
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!
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
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