Wrap up 2012 with the top energy statistics from the year. It was a big year for energy efficiency with the ban of T12 fluorescent lights, the rise of natural gas, and the steady adoption of renewable energy.
So here’s a quick list of some of the top statistics of 2012:
- 96% increase in electricity generation capacity from natural-gas power plants in the U.S. between 2000 and 2012
- In 2017, the U.S. will become the world’s largest oil producer
- 56.2% of energy is wasted by the U.S. economy each year
- 2012 was the warmest years ever recorded in the contiguous United States
- The average fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the U.S. during the first half of 2012 was 23.8 miles per gallon
Statistics are provided by Clean Technica