Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
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.
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.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
$ 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%
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating