Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
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.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
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
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.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
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 majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
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.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating