With the introduction of a new solar lease program in Washington, D.C., there's now really no reason for the White House not to go solar...
For the next week on Capitol Hill, Republicans and Democrats will tussle over whether or not to include a renewable electricity standard (RES) in legislation that may be put to vote in the Senate within the next week.
Harry Reid has had a disappointing week, to say the least. Lacking the votes to advance a comprehensive climate change bill, the Senate majority leader yesterday was forced to introduce a scaled-back bit of energy legislation. Reid did receive a consolation prize Wednesday, however, in the form of a missive from corporate America.
For those of you near the nation's capital, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathalon deserves a visit. The biennial event -- which this year runs through October 18 -- challenges 20 college teams from around the world to design, build and operate the best solar-powered house.