The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
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
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.