Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
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 consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
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