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.
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.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
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.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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.
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.
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.
$ 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%
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
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