The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
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!
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
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.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
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.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
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
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
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