Creating a gallon of ethanol consumes about 100 gallons of freshwater. In some regions, ethanol production can take three or more times that amount.
One ton of carbon dioxide pollution causes around $20 of damage to economies, ecosystems and human health.
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
16: The number of U.S. states that generate more than 10% of their electricity from renewable sources.
200,000: The number of electric drive vehicles - hybrids, extended range and battery - that have been purchased in the United States in 2012.
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 US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
The earth receives 1500 times as much energy than humans use from the sun each day.
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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.
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
20 percent of energy used in homes is for water heating
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
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