A Energy Information Administration analysis shows
some alternative energies received as much as 200
times more in subsidies in 2007 than oil and natural
gas for energy not related to electricity production.
Ethanol was granted $5.72 per mmBtu; Solar received
$2.82 per mmBtu; Refined Coal received $1.35 per
mmBtu. Oil and natural gas took in government
subsidies of only three cents per million Btu.
A Ethanol consumption in 2007 equaled only one half
of one percent of all the energy consumed in the
United States in fiscal year 2007, making it the
heaviest subsidized, non-electric fuel.
A Current wind and solar production only displaces
about 76,000 barrels of oil per day. America uses
the equivalent of 47.4 million barrels of oil daily
to produce and meet its energy needs.**
A Oil and natural gas provided 922,302,000
megawatthours of electricity to meet America’s
needs in 2008.*
A Wind and solar power combined provided 52,869
megawatthours of electricity in 2008.*
A In 2007, Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas producers
paid nearly $1 billion in gross production taxes.
Those funds are spent by the state on education,
roads, bridges, wildlife conservation
and other state programs.
A Natural gas alone provides
25% of America���s primary
A Oklahoma’s 80,000 active oil
wells produce nearly 61 million
barrels of oil the United States would otherwise
have to import each year.
A Properly weatherizing your home and using
energy-efficient practices can save you up to
30 percent on your home utility bill.
*Source: 2007-2008 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration
**Source: ”Let’s Get Real About Renewable Energy” by Robert Bryce, Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2009
Learn more about Oklahoma’s energy future at oerb.com/AdvancingEnergy
The average Oklahoman
consumes 1,100 kilowatthours
of electricity per month. That’s
higher than the national average
of 936 kWh per month.*
of electricity was produced in
the United States in 2008.*
Current wind and solar 4,110,259,000
power provide less than
of the nation’s
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