America is the largest consumer of energy, and we’re not slowing down. Widely used fossil fuels like oil are a leading cause of global warming and air pollution. The United States relies heavily on fossil fuels from potentially unstable countries, vulnerable to upheaval, disputes, and other disruptions.
In 1973, the United States imported only about 34% of our oil, but the 1973 oil embargo was a serious blow to the economy. Today we import over 53%; this should cause concern over our dependence on importing fossil fuel. We also run the risk of environmental crisis like the recent destruction in the Gulf of Mexico.
Solar energy reduces the amount of fossil fuel that is burned and reduces pollutants and carbon dioxide released. We recommend solar energy systems are highly efficient, durable, and sustainable. Solar energy is generated locally, keeping energy dollars at home, creating economic growth and community benefits.