200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
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.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
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.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
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.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
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!
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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