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Obama will re-install solar power to White House

These new panels go far beyond what Jimmy Carter installed and then Ronald Reagan tore down.  Carter’s $30,000 rig was installed in 1979 to heat water, which it did.

Reagan’s tear down was part of his assault on the green power industry on behalf of big oil and nuclear power.

Obama says he’ll now re-instate solar water heating to the White House roof, AND will add photo-voltaic cells that will generate electricity. by Harvey Wasserman, 6 Oct 10,

Could a Solar Green White House Finally Face the Nukes & Military?. By Harvey Wasserman
Five things are certain about solar panels going back on the White House roof:

X They won’t generate nuclear waste;

X They won’t be targets for terrorists hoping cause an atomic holocaust;

X They’ll be working many years before any new atomic reactor could be built;

X  They’ll deliver usable heat and electricity far more cheaply than new nuclear plants;

X  They’ll make the US that much freer from the oil addiction that fuels our disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The great unknown:  could these panels fuel Team Obama with the courage to confront the nuclear power industry and military madness now destroying our economy.

These new panels go far beyond what Jimmy Carter installed and then Ronald Reagan tore down.  Carter’s $30,000 rig was installed in 1979 to heat water, which it did.

Reagan’s tear down was part of his assault on the green power industry on behalf of big oil and nuclear power.

We at Greenpeace marched with many others in 1991, at the launch of the first Gulf War, demanding George H.W. Bush reinstall the panels.  He wouldn’t.

We asked the same of Bill Clinton.  He wouldn’t either.

George W. Bush did quietly install some solar features on the White House.

After a first refusal, Obama says he’ll now re-instate solar water heating to the White House roof, AND will add photo-voltaic cells that will generate electricity.

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October 5, 2010 - Posted by | politics, USA | , , , , , , , ,

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