Environment Maine is making national news with their March 10th report "Smart, Clean and Ready to Go: How Solar Hot Water Can Reduce Pollution and Dependence on Fossil Fuels."

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Solar water heating has the potential to reduce America's dependence on fossil fuels and curb pollution that causes global warming and respiratory problems. By taking advantage of America's full potential to produce hot water for homes and businesses from solar energy, the nation could reduce natural gas consumption by 2.5 percent and electricity use by nearly one percent, while avoiding 52 million metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution per year-equivalent to emissions from 13 coal-fired power plants or 9.9 million cars.

Download the full report (PDF) here.

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