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!
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
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
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.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
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.
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.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.