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A Solar Powered White House? Groups Call For Prez To Take Action

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Either the solar vibe we sent out earlier this week actually worked or we have far more Ecorazzi-holics tweeting and spreading the good green word than we ever imagined. (Editor’s note: probably not – but I love the optimism) Whatever the case, it’s remarkable that a mere two days after we reported that the Prince of Wales is putting $46,500 worth of solar panels on his home — and we questioned when our commander in chief was finally going to kick his solar act in high gear – guess what happened?

The ‘Globama’ campaign — urging the White House to do Mother Nature a solid by fulfilling its power needs with a solar array – seriously heated up.

Apparently we haven’t been the only ones scratching our heads and wondering what gives. Daryl Hannah chimed in several months back about this very topic, basically expressing what we’ve all been thinking…that Jimmy Carter rocked 32 solar panels until they were removed by Ronald Reagan in 1986, and now we’ve finally got a pro-green leader in office…so why hasn’t anyone taken the initiative to reinstall them?

Jeesh, it wouldn’t even cost our new prez a dime. He could easily reuse the panels that have been in storage for decades or he could take Sungevity and a whole host of solar companies up on their incredibly generous offer of installing a $107,900 rooftop array at absolutely no cost.

Eco-author Bill McKibben – who penned the climate change-themed Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet is taking another approach. On September 7, he’ll arrive in D.C. with a group of fellow greenies to hand-deliver an original Carter administration solar panel to the White House in the hopes that they’ll read between the lines. Can I hear a ‘hell yeah?’

Via USA Today

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