Take Two for August 16, 2013

White House begins installation of American-made solar panels

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Tourists stand outside the White House on August 15, 2013 in Washington, DC, where solar panels are being installed, making good a promise made by the Obama administration nearly three years ago. With US President Barack Obama and his family vacationing in Martha's Vineyard for a week, workers equipped with cranes have been buzzing around the presidential mansion in downtown Washington. Since taking office in 2009, Obama has made green energy a priority for his administration, but his efforts have been thwarted by Congress.

The White House is soon to become even more powerful...with solar that is.

Officials announced yesterday that installation of solar panels has begun at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The move delivers on a promise the Obama administration made almost three years ago.

National Journal energy reporter Amy Harder joins the show to explain. 


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