This morning, the crew at 350.org met with White House officials to push for the installation of a Sungevity home solar system. While the White House didn’t reject the offer outright, they told 350.org campaigners that any such decision would have to be part of the broader sustainability assessment the White House is undertaking.
350.org founder Bill McKibben had this to say after the disappointing meeting: “They refused to take the Carter-era panel that we brought with us and said they would continue their deliberative process to figure out what is appropriate for the White House someday. I told them it would be nice to deliberate as fast as possible, since that is the rate at which the planet’s climate is deteriorating.”
It’s hard to imagine what the downside of a solar-powered White House could possibly be, and we expect that, sooner or later, President Obama will come around–our offer stands.