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
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
A frack job used 4.5 million gallons, of which a amount approximately 10 to 40 percent flows back to the surface as toxic water.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
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!
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
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)
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.