Interesting Facts about Energy

Fact #1

Americans constitute less than 5% of the world’s population but consume 25% of world’s resources, including 26% of the world’s energy, having only 3% of the world’s known oil reserves, and generate roughly 30% of world’s waste.
American’s impact on the environment is at least 250 times greater than a Sub-Saharan African.

Fact #2

The Tesla Roadster has been named as the Best Transportation Invention – 2006 by the Time magazine
It’s a fully electric sports car, and is the first car to be produced by electric car firm Tesla Motors. Tesla claims prototypes have been able to accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in under 4 seconds, and reach a top speed of over 130 mph (210 km/h).

Fact #3

83% of the world’s air pollution comes from the production and use of electricity.
Refrigerators account for 7% of the nation’s total energy use.

Fact #4

This is a very notorious picture of “Strip District, Pittsburgh” taken in June 1906 at 11AM. Compare with the recent scneario and find out how much the conditoin has improved since then.
Coal-run power plants are still responsible for 70% of sulfur emissions in North America

Fact #5

Around 60% of the world’s Total petroleum production comes from offshore operations in waters

Fact #6

Wind energy contributes just over 1% of world-wide electricity use. And for Demark, it accounts for approximately 20% of its total electricity production.
Though USA is ranked 2nd and Denmark 5th for their contributions in world rankings USA’s contribution towards its total energy production is just 1%

“Fact #7

The amount of energy produced by the sun in a 2 week period equals the combined stored energy of all the coal, iron, and natural gas reserves known to man.