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Update: Jimmy Carter solar panels rebuffed at White House


McKibben with the Carter White House solar panels in Unity, Maine, last week. (David Leaming/Morning Sentinel via AP)

So much for that! Bill McKibben toted Jimmy Carter's solar panels all the way to Washington last week -- but failed to persuade the Obama White House to reinstall them. In an e-mail to supporters late Friday, the environmentalist writer described his "disappointing meeting" with administration officials, who simply promised to "continue their 'deliberate process'."(Maybe it's hard to persuade a midterm president to take after Carter?)

By The Reliable Source  |  September 13, 2010; 1:01 AM ET
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It's a nice, symbolic gesture, but don't you think the sort of technology the White House employs would effectively assign the title of "waste of space" to some old solar panels? Put them in a museum where they belong. They are more useful for what they represent -- a national commitment to renewable energy.

Posted by: matcheydj | September 14, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

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