The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
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.
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
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
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.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
$ 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
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!
Cooling water discharged from a coal or nuclear plant is hotter--by an average of 17°F in summer--than when it entered the plant.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
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