Fossil fuels – coal, oil, and natural gas – supply the vast majority of America’s energy needs. However, their production and use have significant impacts: they pollute air and water, degrade environments, and contribute to global warming.
Coal is a dirty energy source responsible for more than a quarter of the nation’s total global warming emissions, including 80 percent of all emissions from power plants.
It has harmful consequences for the environment. Mining coal degrades landscapes, burning coal releases toxins into the atmosphere, and turning coal into power puts additional strain on water resources.
When you go solar, you aren’t just creating renewable energy. You’re also helping to:
- Reduce carbon emissions
- Decelerate global warming
- Create a path to a sustainable future
- Protect human and animal health
Be a part of the solution. Go solar.
Fossil fuels aren’t just bad for the environment; they’re also bad for your finances. Their limited availability creates volatile energy markets in which prices can skyrocket for a short period of time, yet never permanently decrease.
According to the Energy Information Administration, electricity rates have increased nationally by around 30% in the last 10 years – from about 9¢ per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in 2005 to about 13¢/kWh in 2014 (an increase of about 0.4¢/year).
This may not sound like much, but these numbers add up. If your home uses about 500kWh of electricity per month, by the end of this 10-year period, you will have paid about $130 more every year than if rates had remained unchanged.
All signs show that fossil fuels are unsustainable and virtually guaranteed to rise in price. Why not save money and become part of the solution? Go solar now and:
- Produce energy, don’t consume it
- Free yourself from unpredictable utility rates
- Save money by becoming energy independent
Creating energy from fossil fuels doesn’t just hurt the environment. It hurts us, too.
Burning coal, oil, and natural gas produces compounds shown to cause a number of health problems, including asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, and cancer.
Furthermore, accelerating climate change leads to more extreme weather patterns. These trigger droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters that devastate communities and endanger lives.
Go solar and know that you’re helping to:
- Improve air quality in your neighborhood
- Reduce you and your family’s risk of disease
- Prevent future disasters
- Produce clean, inexpensive power at minimal cost