26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
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.
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
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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!
$ 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%
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 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.
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.
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