18 Jun '11, 7pm

President Obama Promised White House Solar Panels; Where Are They?

President Obama Promised White House Solar Panels; Where Are They?

“Solar Panels are Back on the White House roof!” was the optimistic headline for a blog I posted on October 6, 2010, following President Obama’s announcement that he would install solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the White House roof by spring 2011. “When President Ronald Reagan removed the 32 solar panels that his predecessor, Jimmy Carter, put on the White House roof, most people saw it as a metaphor for renewable energy’s future in that administration,” I wrote at that time. “For the next 20 years, alternative energy languished in this country, a solution for the super-rich or the super-crunchy but not accessible to most of us. But the times, they are a-changin’ (really).” Well, maybe not really. Spring officially ends next week, and the White House is strangely silent about the panels that never materialized. Throughout this spring, I’ve e-mailed the White ...

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