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.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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 all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
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
$ 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%
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.