http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/43156.html#ixzz11VnCzzncThere are many symbols in President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to return solar panels to the White House roof.
But one his administration didn't want to invoke was Jimmy Carter.
The former president's black-and-white image was quickly slapped above the solar panel story atop the Drudge Report. First-run articles in The New York Times, The Associated Press and USA Today also quickly made the connection between Obama and Carter, who in the late 1970s set up a solar-powered heating system for West Wing offices, only to see it torn down a couple of years later during the Ronald Reagan administration...
I wasn't sure if this discussion might go nowhere, political, or towards energy, so GD is it for now.
While I didn't like Carter as a leader, he had the right ideas. I don't know if the original system made sense or not. For a long time, solar really was a losing proposition for most people, but it probably makes sense to do this today.