The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
$ 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%
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
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.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
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.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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.
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