Did you know that the president of the United States of America said that global warming was made up by China and that we should not be building green energy systems? Why would someone so important ignore the facts about green energy and the environment? In this essay, you will see how green energy producers such as windmills and solar panels are how we can save the planet. One of the best ways to produce green energy for our country is to use wind power, in other words, windmills. The Department of Energy has gathered many statistics about the usage and cost of wind energy. First of all, it is affordable, and can actually save us money. Generally, windmills go with a 20 year fixed pricing which means that the electric sector will be less sensitive to price spikes on gas and fuel if they use those timed prices. By using longer-term pricing we can protect the economy from supply drops on natural gas and oil. It also gives bonus tax revenue to towns that have windmills allowing for a better community. According to the Department of Energy “wind is anticipated to save consumers $280 billion by 2050” and “Local communities may collect additional tax revenue from land lease payments and property taxes, reaching $3.2 billion annually by 2050.” all of this directly points to a major boost in economic health and the general populous gaining a lot from spending a little. Another major benefit of wind power is that it helps prevent pollution and global warming, wind power prevented the emission of over 250,000 metric tons of air pollutants in 2013, which was also reported by the Department of Energy. In line with that, wind energy also saves water, this is because wind energy helps provide energy that would have been used by water power mills. 260 billion gallons of water or the same as (roughly) 400,000 Olympic-size swimming pools would be saved by 2050. So as you can see wind energy is one of the best ways we can produce energy, economically and environmentally boosting many aspects of our society.But what if you want to help save our planet yourself, or maybe save some money? Well there is one perfect way of doing this and that’s with solar panels. You might think that solar energy is still too expensive to put down on your home but according to Energy Informative many homeowners decide to use a pay-as-you-go option which means that instead of the homeowner having to install, manage, repair and cover the solar panel the solar company provides those services and still owns the panels. The homeowner must just pay for those services instead, the amount of money you pay for those services against those of your electric bill saves you quite a bit of money. In fact, One Block off the Grid reports “Adding solar panels to your home can bring in monthly savings of well above $100 in many states. Extend this to two decades, less than the length of a typical solar panel warranty, and this translates to over $30,000. In Hawaii, residents save on average $64,000 the first 20 years!”. Another major benefit of solar is that it greatly improves your life financially in a number of ways. The first is that it greatly improves your homes resale value much like that of one with low taxes, close to a school, or with a good energy rating in general. In a study by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), they found that homes with solar panels sell 20% faster and for 17% more money. One last reason for solar panels is its environmental impact, according to Energy Informative “The average residential solar system offsets about 100,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide in 20 years – the equivalent of driving a car for 100,000 miles.”. All of this goes to show how installing solar energy on your home can go a long way for you and the world around you. Some people might argue that green energy takes away jobs for people working in other lines of energy production and although they might take away a few jobs from coal mining and processing they more than make up for it in company management and installation and repair of those machines and devices. Coal mining is also a line of work that has had a great decrease in how many people who actually need to work in it because of mechanization, some major mining operations have required only 2 people since all they needed to do is manage the mining machinery. Solar panels and windmills have to be constantly worked on and repaired, and since those businesses are still rapidly expanding they’re constantly adding new jobs for people to work. More and more people are getting solar panels and windmills so more and more people will start installing and working on solar panels and windmills adding to the number of jobs in the economy, whereas mining is shrinking. According to the Department of Energy report in 2016, there are 160,119 people working in coal and 373,807 people working in solar energy, which is still rapidly expanding, showing how solar energy is the best way to help our country expand and get more jobs.So as you can see wind and solar power can help save the planet, help you and our country make more money, and help make more jobs. All these things go to show that there are many benefits to green energy. It also shows we need to take action and start supporting it more than ever, green energy needs to be put up front.