21 Jun '11, 4pm

Still no #solar on the White House

June 21 marks the beginning of summer, as well as the last possible day for President Obama to follow through on a promise to bring solar energy to the White House. Last October, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu and Council of Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley announced that both a PV array and a solar water heating system would be installed on the roof of the White House. A competitive procurement process to select the projects' installers was set to begin shortly thereafter. The self-imposed deadline for completion of this dual-technology installation was the end of this spring. Environmental advocacy organization 350.org, which had lobbied the administration to install a solar array at the White House, subsequently has been urging supporters to "remind" Obama of the looming June 21 deadline. However, today's announcement from the DOE does not ...

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