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.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
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.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
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.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.