Obama touts success of solar at SXSL event


It is no secret that Barack Obama, the first U.S. president to take decisive action on Climate Change, is a fan of solar. Obama dedicated a panel discussion at the White House’s South by South Lawn event last night to Climate Change, and touted a 30-fold increase in electricity generation from solar (along with a 3-fold increase in wind output) as one of the major climate achievements of his presidency.

On the panel Guest Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe also discussed the growth of solar and wind power, noting the deployment of renewables among more conservative parts of society, including Texas’ embrace of wind power and the deployment of solar PV and wind on U.S. military bases. The latter development owes much to the Obama Administration, which has set ambitious clean energy goals for the federal government, including the U.S. military…

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