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The U.S. ranks 4th in planned and/or proposed nuclear reactors

15 March 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Nuclear Association, there are thirty-two nuclear reactors either planned or proposed for construction in the United States, which is enough to make the United States rank fourth in that category. China ranks first, with 160 nuclear reactors either planned or proposed.

The U.S. ranks 1st in nuclear reactors

15 March 2011 1 comment

According to the World Nuclear Association, there are 104 operating nuclear reactors in the United States, or 23.5% of the world’s total operating nuclear reactors. That is enough to make the  United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 148th in gasoline pump prices

According to the World Bank, Americans in 2008 paid $ 0.56 per liter at the gas pumps making the United States rank one hundred and forty-eighth of one hundred and sixty-seven  countries ranked in that category. Eritrea ranked first, paying $2.53 per liter at the gas pumps.

Entry prepared by Dan Witkowski

The U.S. ranks 17th in growth in natural gas production

11 February 2011 Leave a comment

According to British Petroleum, between 2008 and 2009 natural gas production increased in the United States by 3.5%, which makes the United States tied for seventeenth with Indonesia in that category. India ranks first, with an increase in natural gas production of 28.9%.

The U.S. ranks 9th in greenhouse gas intensity

1 February 2011 1 comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2005 the United States emitted 23.4 metric tonnes (CO2 equivalent) of greenhouse gases per capita, which makes the United States rank ninth out of one hundred eighty-six countries ranked in that category. Qatar ranked first, emitting 68.9 metric tonnes per capita.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in carbon footprint

21 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Global Footprint Network, in 2007 the United States had a carbon footprint of 5.57 global hectares per capita, which makes the United States rank third out of one hundred fifty-two countries ranked in that category. Qatar ranks first, with a carbon footprint of 8.13 global hectares per capita.

The U.S. ranks 5th in pig iron production

5 November 2010 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2007 the United States produced 36,100,000 tonnes of pig iron, or 3.6% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank fifth in that category. China ranks first, producing 469,449,300 tonnes, or 46.7% of the world total.

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