Solar Power Is Helping US Energy Independence
SOLAR POWER IS A PATHWAY TO ACHIEVING U.S. ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FROM FOREIGN OIL.
The U.S. produces 3% of the world’s oil output, yet it consumes 25%. This imbalance makes the U.S. heavily reliant on foreign sources of fossil fuels. In addition to the vulnerability created by this situation, there is a tremendous economic impact as well. The $700 billion the U.S spends annually to purchase foreign oil represents one of the biggest wealth transfers in history. Of equal concern is the fact that $400 billion of that $700 billion is sent to countries linked to funding global terrorism. Individuals concerned about our economic health as well as our national security believe that solar power and other clean energy sources need to be a priority.