200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
$ 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%
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
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.