In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
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.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
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
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
$ 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%
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
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