Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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!
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.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!