Obama says no to solar panels on White House

Although Barry ‘Green' tours the nation singing smooth soulful love songs about renewable energy, back at his exclusive D.C. pad there will be no roof-top solar panels . The Guardian reports that a group of environmental activists led by front man and 350.org founder Bill McKibben drove their bio-diesel van to Barry's White House to make a personal request of the environmental songsmith. McKibben and his group asked their leader to re-install solar panels on the executive mansion's roof and not just any panels, but the very ones that were placed there by Jimmy Carter in 1979.

The actual Carter-era solar panels-which weigh in at 55 kilograms and are nearly 2 metres long-are out-dated now. But campaigners had hoped that the White House would embrace at least the symbolism of going solar-much like Michelle Obama kicked off her healthy food movement by planting a vegetable garden.

The solar panels were introduced during a roof-top press conference by Jimmy Carter to promote energy independence. The 32 large panels were highly successful in heating the water used by the White House staff mess. When repairs were made to the roof in 1986 the panels were removed and not replaced. After some time Unity College in Maine acquired the panels and used them to heat water in the student cafeteria. The obsolete panels were removed by the college in 2005 and eventually wound up in the possession of McKibben and his group.


Actually it does make sense for Barry ‘Green' to turn down the offer of obsolete solar panels, symbolism is great (like building a Mosque at the site of a military victory), but it would serve no practical purpose other than to remind us of the Jimmy Carter years (not that there isn't already a plethora of comparisons). Now if only someone had offered new technologically advanced solar panels that would be another matter. In breaking news: The White House has rejected an offer from Sungevity of California to install new hi-tech solar panels.


In an attempt to be perfectly clear about the regime's true feelings, excerpts from Barry's renewable energy love theme were played.


"Representatives from the White House met with the group to discuss President Obama's unprecedented commitment to renewable energy including more than $80 billion in the generation of renewable energy sources, expanding manufacturing capacity for clean energy technology, advancing vehicle and fuel technologies, and building a bigger, better, smarter electric grid, all while creating new, sustainable jobs...They concluded by reiterating our continued commitment to promoting renewable energy development."

We should applaud the regime's decision not to install those unsightly solar panels (or even the new ones) on the roof of our executive mansion, after all the lease will be up in January 2013 and there will need to be extensive repairs to the image of the White House.



paboehmke@yahoo.com

 
 
 
 
 
Although Barry ‘Green' tours the nation singing smooth soulful love songs about renewable energy, back at his exclusive D.C. pad there will be no roof-top solar panels . The Guardian reports that a group of environmental activists led by front man and 350.org founder Bill McKibben drove their bio-diesel van to Barry's White House to make a personal request of the environmental songsmith. McKibben and his group asked their leader to re-install solar panels on the executive mansion's roof and not just any panels, but the very ones that were placed there by Jimmy Carter in 1979.

The actual Carter-era solar panels-which weigh in at 55 kilograms and are nearly 2 metres long-are out-dated now. But campaigners had hoped that the White House would embrace at least the symbolism of going solar-much like Michelle Obama kicked off her healthy food movement by planting a vegetable garden.

The solar panels were introduced during a roof-top press conference by Jimmy Carter to promote energy independence. The 32 large panels were highly successful in heating the water used by the White House staff mess. When repairs were made to the roof in 1986 the panels were removed and not replaced. After some time Unity College in Maine acquired the panels and used them to heat water in the student cafeteria. The obsolete panels were removed by the college in 2005 and eventually wound up in the possession of McKibben and his group.


Actually it does make sense for Barry ‘Green' to turn down the offer of obsolete solar panels, symbolism is great (like building a Mosque at the site of a military victory), but it would serve no practical purpose other than to remind us of the Jimmy Carter years (not that there isn't already a plethora of comparisons). Now if only someone had offered new technologically advanced solar panels that would be another matter. In breaking news: The White House has rejected an offer from Sungevity of California to install new hi-tech solar panels.


In an attempt to be perfectly clear about the regime's true feelings, excerpts from Barry's renewable energy love theme were played.


"Representatives from the White House met with the group to discuss President Obama's unprecedented commitment to renewable energy including more than $80 billion in the generation of renewable energy sources, expanding manufacturing capacity for clean energy technology, advancing vehicle and fuel technologies, and building a bigger, better, smarter electric grid, all while creating new, sustainable jobs...They concluded by reiterating our continued commitment to promoting renewable energy development."

We should applaud the regime's decision not to install those unsightly solar panels (or even the new ones) on the roof of our executive mansion, after all the lease will be up in January 2013 and there will need to be extensive repairs to the image of the White House.



paboehmke@yahoo.com

 
 
 
 
 

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