Senator Solar Sanders

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Senator Solar Sanders - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has certainly heard the Earth’s S O S.  In just only his 4th year as a U.S. senator he has managed to sponsor and introduce legislation that can reduce the country’s carbon footprint, create jobs & help the U.S. economy rebound.  In February 2010, Senator Sanders introduced Senate Bill number 2993, “10 Million Solar Roofs & 10 Million Gallons of Solar Hot Water Act”.  The bill calls for 10 million solar panels and 10 million gallons of solar hot water systems to be installed on residential, commercial and government properties across the United States.   Within the next 10 years the solar panels would produce 30,000 new megawatts of electricity. This amount of energy is equivalent to the output of 30 nuclear power plants.  However, it is extremely more cost-effective. The program is estimated to cost anywhere between $2-3 billion per year, and it would create thousands of green jobs all over the country.  The combination of federal and state tax incentives help ease the energy woes of small and large businesses.  It’s a win-win for the Earth and the economy.     

Let Senator Sanders tell you more in his own words: http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-11-its-time-for-a-solar-revolution/

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