16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
About 10% of energy consumption goes toward raising, distributing, processing and preserving crops and animals used in the American food system.
Producing 2.2 pounds of beef takes enough energy to light a 100 watt bulb for twenty days.
The US imports about half of oil consumed.
Radioactive Bluefin Tuna, caught off California's coast had cesium-134 and cesium-137 in their systems.
Livestock farming contributes to 18% of the global warming effect, more than emissions from every car, train and plane on Earth.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
A frack job used 4.5 million gallons, of which a amount approximately 10 to 40 percent flows back to the surface as toxic water.
Of all sources of energy consumed in the United States, oil provides the largest share at 36 percent.
In February 2012, financial speculation added an extra $.56 per gallon of gasoline at the pump.
With 5% of the earth's population, the U.S. consumes 20% of the world's total energy.
Analysts predict that over the next decade, $800 billion - $1.2 trillion will be invested in the solar industry globally.
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.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).