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Old 05-13-13, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default Jimmie Carter's Solar Collector Speech 1979

A flash from the past...

From a speech by Jimmy Carter June 20, 1979 on the day solar hot water panels were installed on the White House.
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"A generation from now, this solar heater can either be a curiosity, a museum piece, an example of a road not taken, or it can be just a small part of one of the greatest and most exciting adventures ever undertaken by the American people - harnessing the power of the sun to enrich our lives as we move away from our crippling dependence on foreign oil."
Jimmy Carter, 1979



What happened to the Solar Panels?

Here is the story.

A full length film has been made about the solar panels.

FIlm Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/v/v9VD6MdEt0U&autoplay=1&hd=1


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It is quite disturbing how the Republican party has shunned alternative energy in general. Instead, they beat the oil drum tirelessly and relentlessly, even though a colossal amount of data pins the oil industry in a downward spiral. How long will it take for the average citizen to realize that noone is going to tell them to switch energy sources?

One thing is for sure: fossil fuels and capitalism go hand in hand. It is a blatant conflict of interest for a rich and powerful business leader to tell you not to use his product. It would take his hand out of your wallets. The cash gluttons will keep squeezing the Earth until it has nothing left to give. Meanwhile, the 99% will continue to pay more and more immortal dollars every month until they cannot afford to...
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The part of the story that really makes my hair stand on end, is that two of those panels are now in a museum in China.

What an ironic monument to American political short sightedness and corruption, and what a clear statement about China's foresight.

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Old 05-17-13, 06:42 AM   #4
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In the 80's I really shook my head at Ronnie Ray Gun taking down the panels and i have been disappointed in the attitude of both our govts ever since, but especially the Canadian ones. We have no common belief in the need for a clean environment so we have no long term programs to support the process. They come and go which serves no one.

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