Obama: No Thanks to Carter Solar Panels

A few days ago, environmentalist Bill McKibben put one of Jimmy Carter’s old solar panels in a truck, drove it to Washington, D.C., and met with President Obama’s people to try to convince them to reinstall the panel on the White House roof.  Oabama’s response, to paraphrase: thanks, but no thanks.

Should the pres has said yes? Or was he right in not sticking a 30+ year old thermal solar panel on the roof of one of the world’s most iconic buildings?

Read more at renewablebook.com.


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I'm a writer based in Bloomington, IN. I'm currently writing a book about renewable energy, titled "Renewable: A Reporter's Quest to Make Sense of the Coming Revolution in Alternative Energy," for St. Martin's Press.

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