41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
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 majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
$ 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%
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.