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.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
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.
$ 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%
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
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.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
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