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Solar Panels: The Green House?


Today Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced solar panels will be put on the White House.

Author of Solartopia! Our Green-Powered Earth, AD 2030 (which includes an introduction by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.), Wasserman said today: “We have been fighting for three decades to get the solar features restored to the White House roof. President Jimmy Carter’s original unit was only for heating water. But Obama’s new units will also generate electricity.

“Making the White House green with new solar panels marks a huge turn toward a nation with a sustainable future. The Obama administration must now mandate that ALL government buildings be solarized. The solar and wind industries have been booming without the massive loan guarantees demanded by the nuclear power industry.”

Wasserman has been senior advisor to Greenpeace USA since 1990 and is co-author, with Pete Seeger, of the “Song for Solartopia.”

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167