The majority of oil the US oil imports are from Canada (24%), Mexico (9%), Saudi Arabia (12%), Nigeria (11%) and Venezuela (10%).
41% of energy used in the home is for space heating, which is the #1 energy user in our homes.
Between 1950 and 2003, the fossil fuel industry raked in 75 percent of federal government energy development incentives.
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.
The United States led the world with $48.1 billion in clean energy investments in 2011.
The transportation sector made up 28 percent of US energy conumption in 2011
65 percent of Americans say that there should be more regulation of fracking for natural gas.
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.
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 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%
The US consumes 800 million gallons of oil each day.
Organic farms use as much as one-third less fossil fuels than their conventional counterparts, and can sequester carbon!
Natural gas is the largest source of energy produced in the US followed by coal, oil, renewable and nuclear. (As of 2011)
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.
26 percent of energy used in homes is for lighting and other appliances
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