20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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.
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.
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
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
About 40 calories of fossil fuel energy go into every calorie of feed lot beef in the US. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
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