Statistics don’t just help us answer trivia questions – they also help us make intelligent decisions. For example, if I heat my home with natural gas, I’m probably interested in what natural gas prices are likely to be this winter.
The average American throws away more than 900 pounds of trash every year, and as the organic waste degrades it produces methane gas. Some landfills are now exploring ways to use it rather than venting the gas directly into the atmosphere.
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced $20 million towards the research and development of non-conventional geothermal energy technologies in three areas: low temperatures fluids, geothermal fluids recovered from oil and gas wells and highly pressurized geothermal fluids.