About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
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.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
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!
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.