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.
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.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
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