The United States of solar?
A Clean and Renewable Nation?
Solar and wind power production could power up to 80 percent of United States energy demand, according to a new report by Energy & Environmental Science.
The United States could feasibly meet its entire energy demand with clean and renewable energy if it scales its current facilities accordingly.
Climate change today poses perhaps the greatest threat to humanity.
California farmers see the adverse effects of climate change as rising temperatures have created more hostile harvests.
As Arctic sea ice levels decline the quickest they have in 1,500 years, it is vital for well-equipped countries to take the necessary steps to combat climate change.
Deceptive Tactics Stifle Growth
President Donald Trump this year imposed 30 percent tariffs on solar imports.
The tariffs intend to bolster the United States manufacturing sector, but instead have made it harder for domestic solar companies to conduct business.
President Trump’s claim that, ‘at least’ five shuttered solar plants are set to reopen are unfounded.
A lack of essential government subsidies to accompany the solar tariffs has led to higher costs of conducting the same business.
As a result, it is estimated that although the solar industry will continue to blossom, its growth will be hindered by the tariffs.
States make independent stands to help subsidize the American solar industry.
The decision to go solar is both an economic and environmental investment.
New York State’s Clean Energy Initiative requires the state run on 50 percent clean and renewable energy by 2030. NY – Sun was created to support this measure.
NY – Sun is a New York taxpayer benefit program that allows qualifying homeowners to make the easy switch to solar energy.
Click here to see if your house can qualify for NY-Sun and begin your quest for energy independence today.
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