Government Spending: A month after the White House held its Solar Summit last April outlining plans to advance...

Government Spending: A month after the White House held its Solar Summit last April outlining plans to advance...

A month after the White House held its Solar Summit last April outlining plans to advance solar energy, the Obama administration announced that the installation of a solar-panel system on the White House was finally complete. It took nearly three decades to re-introduce panels, first installed by President Carter in 1979 but removed by President Reagan following roof repairs in 1986. White House officials posted a video in early May showing workers diligently mounting the last ones—a gesture demonstrating the administration's commitment to energy efficiency, coinciding with the announcement of new measures to reduce carbon emissions. ----- Advertising ----- On President Obama's list of pollution-cutting actions is a pledge to invest $2 billion in upgrades to boost energy efficiency in federal buildings, which will supplement the initial $2 billion he allocated in 2011. And...

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