Friday, September 10, 2010

Solar Panels and the White House

Last week we linked to a video of Bill McKibben of 350.0rg on Letterman discussing his new book and his mission to try and convince President Obama to reinstall Carter-era solar panels on the White House. Unfortunately, President Obama and his staff have declined to do that.

Campaigners had hoped that the White House would embrace at least the symbolism of going solar - much like Michelle Obama kicked off her healthy and local food movement by planting a vegetable garden.

"Clearly, a solar panel on the White House roof won't solve climate change - and we'd rather have strong presidential leadership on energy transformation. But given the political scene, this may be as good as we'll get for the moment," McKibben said in a Washington Post comment this morning.

1 comment:

PlumbArena Spares said...

Solar panels can be a great help to sailors, keeping vital lights and appliances functioning, even when batteries run low or a generator malfunctions. They are also a much quieter way of recharging batteries!