Photo credits: Sierra Magazine | Nov/Dec 2013 | Up To Speed News
The White House Installs Solar Panels, 34 years after Ronald Reagan removed those put in place by Jimmy Carter.
Reposted from The Washington Post
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.”
The full article reports about the 20-50 USA made Solar Panels being installed, as well as efficiency measures that are being taken. The news goes on to mention that they have “doubled the number of hybrid cars and trucks in the federal fleet, increased the government’s use of renewable energy to 7 percent, cut the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent and committed $2 billion to upgrade federal buildings’ energy efficiency through contracting requirements at no up-front cost to taxpayers. So far these measures have collectively saved 7 million gallons of gas and been equivalent to permanently removing 1.5 million cars from the road, according to the White House… Read the full story in The Washington Post here: White House Solar Panels