A US resident uses about 11,500 kWh of electricity per year.
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
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.
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
The US's electricity generation fuel mix is Coal 45%, Natural Gas 24%, Nuclear 20%, Hydropower 6%, Other Renewable 4%, Petroleum 1%.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions. One more reason to go Meatless Monday!
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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