Top Energy Statistics from 2012

December 31, 2012

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

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