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 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%
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
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.
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
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
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.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances