Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
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
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.
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.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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%.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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