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White House Solar Panels

Kate Sheppard

White House Solar Panels Are Finally Up | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama will visit a Walmart in Mountain View, California, on Friday, where he will be tout the administration's push f...

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republican-on-Republican fear-mongering is such a treat to enjoy. In this case, establishment Republicans vs. the Tea Party.

The White House Goes Solar... Again

The Huffington Post | Jessica Leader | Posted 08.15.2013 | Green

A White House official confirmed to the Washington Post on Thursday that installation of solar panels began this week on the First Family’s residenc...

Solar on the White House Is a Good Sign in the Fight Against Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Just a few years after Carter's installation, Ronald Reagan took down the solar panels and cut federal support for renewable energy. Now it seems like the adventure might be underway again.

Which Continent Led The World In Solar Panel Installation In 2011?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green

While the U.S. prepares to hand over $197 million in government funding to solar power start-up SoloPower, a new report from the European Union's Join...

Michael McAuliff

White House Slams GOP Claim 'We Can't Compete With China' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is seizing on remarks by a top Republican who argued that the United States cannot compete with China in the so...

If the Sun Shines on the White House, Will it Make a Difference?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Last October, Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu promised that by the end of this spring, the White House would have solar panels on its rooftop as well as a solar water heater installed. Would it surprise you to learn that this has not happened yet?

Paige Lavender

White House Fails On Promise Of Solar Panels On Roof By Spring | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Despite a promise from a top Obama administration official that solar panels and a solar water heater would be installed on the White Ho...

Debating Cutlery? Can't We Do Better?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

In a move that can only be described as picayune and small-minded, a program designed to make the House cafeteria greener has been eliminated.

Green News Report: October 5, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Toxic slud...

The White House Goes Solar

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Chu

As we move toward a clean energy economy, the White House will lead by example. I'm pleased to announce that, by the end of this spring, there will be solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House.

Green News Report: September 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ding dong t...

Notes on the Enthusiasm Gap

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

I got to see the now-famous enthusiasm gap up close and personal last week, when the administration refused to put solar panels on the White House, and it wasn't a pretty sight.

Way Past Time for Symbolism on Climate Crisis

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

The White House has agreed to meet with climate activist Bill McKibben about his quest to get the White House to bring back the solar panels. That's nice and all, but it's setting the bar oddly low.

Bring Solar Panels Back To The White House, Solar Coalition Urges

Inhabitat | Brit Liggett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A coalition of solar power companies led by Sungevity are calling on the American people to sign a petition to convince the Obama Administration to ha...

White House Solar Panels: What Ever Happened To Carter's Solar Thermal Water Heater? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama's first days in office have been chock full of reversing the actions of the previous president, from halting midnight environmental re...