Sunny Days: The White House Goes Solar

Maybe Obama is listening. The White House will once again boast a rooftop photovoltaic rig. From the New York Times' Green blog:

Nancy Sutley, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and Steven Chu, the energy secretary, will unveil plans to place photovoltaic solar collectors and a solar hot water heater atop 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to heat water and provide a small amount of electricity for the residence.

“This project reflects President Obama’s strong commitment to U.S. leadership in solar energy and the jobs it will create here at home,” Secretary Chu said in a statement. “Deploying solar energy technologies across the country will help America lead the global economy for years to come.”