Photo 15 Aug 250 notes White House solar panels being installed this week

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.”

White House solar panels being installed this week

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.”

#White House #solar panels #solar energy #environment #renewable energy #Washington DC #politics

  1. ghitanacubana reblogged this from dendroica
  2. henrychavezdesigns reblogged this from dendroica
  3. the-bitchet reblogged this from team-joebama
  4. 24-volt-solar-battery-charger reblogged this from dendroica
  5. cuzigottacutefaceandmybootysofat reblogged this from political-gravitas
  6. political-gravitas reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  7. awalt2069 reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  8. stringsdafistmcgee reblogged this from politiciansoc
  9. politiciansoc reblogged this from recall-all-republicans
  10. made-of-nguyen reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  11. deegemonster reblogged this from stannumhate
  12. stannumhate reblogged this from notanillustrator
  13. where-the-rabbits-run-free reblogged this from readerwriterthinker
  14. catchergoneawry reblogged this from procrastinationandphilosophy
  15. boobytrapzap reblogged this from recall-all-republicans
  16. mister-revolution reblogged this from recall-all-republicans
  17. alpha-centauri reblogged this from recall-all-republicans
  18. recall-all-republicans reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias
  19. rantingsofamadbassoonist reblogged this from dendroica and added:
    SEE WHAT I MEAN Change is coming
  20. morganfreemanfreckles reblogged this from czernobogs
  21. lunagemme reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  22. czernobogs reblogged this from reagan-was-a-horrible-president
  23. beautiful-ruiner reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias
  24. yambd reblogged this from oneluv918
  25. theliberaltony reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias
  26. rhetoricallyyours reblogged this from twinkleofafadingstar
  27. exfighter reblogged this from 1kidsentertainment
  28. readerwriterthinker reblogged this from truth-has-a-liberal-bias

Design crafted by Prashanth Kamalakanthan. Powered by Tumblr.