Energy Independence

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Energy Independence Programs

Energy efficiency is now within your grasp! You can switch to a clean renewable energy for zero money down! Breakthrough programs allow property owners in participating cities and counties the ability to finance the cost of their green power system through a voluntary assessment on their property taxes (Property Accessed Clean Energy – PACE). Innovative programing enables municipalities to create private financing agreements for solar systems through bond financing.

Energy Independence Programs make solar accessible to all:

  • Zero money down
  • No credit check
  • Immediate savings with loan payments lower than your current electric bills
  • Available for Residential and Commercial Properties
  • Loan repaid through a voluntary assessment to you property taxes

When these solar financing programs are combined with new economic stimulus incentives that cut the cost of your solar system by up to 50%, there has never been a better time to go solar.

A drilling rig near Kennedy, Texas, on May 9. U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.

Energy Efficiency is now within your grasp!

The call for energy independence is at the center of our national energy debate and is a basis for many new energy policies and the expansion of existing ones. Many question what “energy independence” really means.

How dependent is the U.S.?

An examination of total energy including coal, nuclear, oil, natural gas, renewables, etc., indicates the U.S. is roughly 50-70% self-sufficient (depending on the source you quote. Oil is where most of the current dependence comes from. Contrary to widespread belief, the risks do not owe to direct imports from the Middle East. In fact, less than 20% of oil imports to the U.S. originate in the Middle East. Our largest source of oil imports is Canada.

Canada or energy imports from Canada do not constitute a major threat to national security. The energy trade is part of a normal trading relationship with the country with which we’re conjoining economically and which just happens to be our biggest trading partner. Our second largest source is Mexico, with which we also have a big trading relationship. Mexico depends upon oil for about a third of total government revenues.

A Glimmer Of Hope

“At the end of this decade, in the year 1980,” Nixon proposed, “the United States will not be dependent on any other country for the energy we need to provide our jobs, to heat our homes and to keep our transportation moving.”

The fact that we are still talking about this goal nearly 40 years later shows how hard it has been to achieve. But there is reason now to believe that energy security may finally be within reach. Energy production in the U.S. is booming; and recognized cost effective viable choice!

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