Coal contains sulfur and other elements, including dangerous metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic, that escape into the air when coal is burned. Burning coal also produces particulates that increase air pollution and health dangers. Burning coal emits large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The Rates we pay for power from the Utility companies are increasing by the second and we have no say but to pay it. While it’s hard enough dealing with an expensive bill, it’s even more difficult to prepare for these unpredictable spikes in your budget.
Tens of thousands of Americans die every year from old-fashioned air pollution, generated by electric power plants that burn fossil fuels. Estimates vary, but between 7,500 and 52,000 people in the United States meet early deaths because of small particles resulting from power plant emissions. That’s huge.
The Earth receives an incredible supply of solar energy. The sun provides enough energy in one minute to supply the world's energy needs for one year. In one day, it provides more energy than our current population would consume in 27 years. In fact, "The amount of solar radiation striking the earth over a three-day period is equivalent to the energy stored in all fossil energy sources.
There are several advantages of solar power that make it "one of the most promising renewable energy sources in the world." It is non-polluting, has no moving parts that could break down, requires little maintenance and no supervision, and has a life of 30 years.
By switching to clean renewable power your are not only helping the environment but you are also taking control of your high unpredictable utility bill.