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In 2021, 7,660 individual facilities were responsible for over 40% of total US emissions.
Thirty-three million vehicles across the US rely on alternative fuels — which includes more than just electricity.
Carbon capture is getting increasing attention as a part of the nation’s long-term climate goals. New Energy Department data identifies 58 active projects across the US.
The US would need to produce 20-50% more electricity annually if all cars were electric vehicles.
While research on the energy consumption of video games is still emerging, a 2018 report identified software strategies and gamer access to energy-saving tools as potential ways of reducing energy usage.
In 2019, the US became both a net exporter and net producer of energy for the first time in over 60 years.
Electric vehicles release half as much greenhouse gas emissions as gas-powered cars on average.
The US lost 80% of its global solar market share from 2009 to 2019.
The Inflation Reduction Act aims to reduce emissions from agriculture and natural gas systems, the top two sources of methane emissions