41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
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.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
It takes 520 million MWh of electricity per year to move, treat and heat water in the U.S. this is 13% of the total U.S. electrical consumption.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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