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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 10:59 AM

White House solar panels being installed this week

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/15/white-house-solar-panels-finally-being-installed/

After nearly three years, the White House began installing solar panels on the First Family’s residence this week, a White House official confirmed Thursday.

The Obama administration had pledged in October 2010 to put solar panels on the White House as a sign of the president’s commitment to renewable energy.

The White House official, who asked not to be identified because the installation is in process, wrote in an e-mail the project is “a part of an energy retrofit that will improve the overall energy efficiency of the building.”

At the time of the 2010 announcement, then-Energy Secretary Steven Chu and White House Council on Environmental Quality chair Nancy Sutley said the administration would conduct a competitive bidding process to buy between 20 and 50 solar panels. The officials did not identify the supplier or cost of the project, but wrote the White House “has begun installing American-made solar panels” and the initiative, “which will help demonstrate that historic buildings can incorporate solar energy and energy efficiency upgrades, is estimated to pay for itself in energy savings over the next eight years.”

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DinahMoeHum Aug 2013 #1
OKIsItJustMe Aug 2013 #2
jpak Aug 2013 #3
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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:01 AM

1. Cue the teabaggers. . .3. . .2. . .1. . .

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Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:04 AM

2. Let’s see if the next president takes them down again

I think this time they may stay…

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Response to OKIsItJustMe (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:08 AM

3. That darn Hillary!

Just let her try to take 'em down....



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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:50 AM

4. If a repuke wins in 2016, they will yank them right off. Just watch.

 

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 12:05 PM

5. I’m not as sure of that

http://www.democraticunderground.com/112751696

In 1980, solar panels were perceived as novel new technology.

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