Should White House set solar example?

Solar installation and financing company, Sungevity, has created a social media petition to encourage the installation of solar panels on the most prominent residence in the United States, the White House.The SolarontheWhiteHouse.

Solar installation and financing company, Sungevity, has created a social media petition to encourage the installation of solar panels on the most prominent residence in the United States, the White House.

The SolarontheWhiteHouse.com petition aims to encourage President Obama to return solar panels to the White House. President Jimmy Carter actually installed solar technology during his administration, but President Ronald Reagan had them removed. The petition, which is obviously backed by a company with an interest in advocating solar, is encouraging President Obama to add renewable energy, specifically solar, back to the White House. But personally, I think the administration should invest in renewable that is right for the location, whether that's solar or wind or geothermal or whatever. But, it sure would be a move that supports President Obama's call for real clean energy investments.

You can get to the petition through Twitter, MySpace, Twitter or FourSquare, and there's actually a game that encourages you to learn more about solar along the way and to spread the word, of course. The highest scorers will get a glow-in-the-dark Globama t-shirt! (woo-hoo). The campaign is aiming for 10,000 petition signatures.

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