21 Jun '11, 5pm

The White House's Rooftop Solar Challenge - - #opinion

As you know by now, I sometimes differ with my friend Bill McKibben on pathways to energy progress. But I think he’s made a valid point in criticizing President Obama for not living up to the pledge his administration made last fall to install solar hot water and photovoltaic systems on the White House by the start of summer (that would be today ). The promise wasn’t some passing reference hidden in a broader initiative. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu made the announcement with quite a bit of fanfare and his blog post — The White House Goes Solar — had no conditionality. McKibben and his group, 350.org , had helped build a “Put Solar On It” campaign last year that preceded the fall announcement. As McKibben put it today in an interview with the Associated Press : Nine months is a pretty long time. You can have a baby in that time…. On the list of things that get done, this...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/the-white-ho...

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motherearthnews.com 18 Jun '11, 7pm

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care2.com 18 Jun '11, 2pm

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treehugger.com 17 Jun '11, 8pm

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treehugger.com 17 Jun '11, 8pm

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grist.org 18 Jun '11, 4pm

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