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Solar triumph at the White House

The White House is preparing to announce plans to put solar panels on its roof, marking a victory for clean-energy activists who have been campaigning for the move.

Last month, founder of green group 350.org Bill McKibben failed to persuade Barack Obama’s administration to reinstall a solar panel that graced the White House roof during Jimmy Carter’s presidency.

But today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality will confirm plans to install solar panels by 2011, according to Associated Press. The panels will heat water for the president’s living quarters and provide some electricity.

McKibben and fellow activists argued that the move would signal Obama is still committed to tackling global warming, in spite of the failure to push climate legislation through the senate.

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gaidee

麦克基本满意了?也许吧

报道说麦克基本对白宫拒绝安装卡特总统曾经为兑现美国放弃使用化石燃料的承诺而安装的太阳能电池板而感到非常非常失望。现在看来,白宫好像有自己的计划,这个计划没有包括麦克基本提倡的旧电池板在内。但他也该高兴了,总算有了个好结果。

Satisfied McKibben? Maybe

It has been reported that McKibben was very very disappointed when the White House has refused to install the old solar panels President Carter used to show his commitment to wean his country on fossil fuels. Now it looks White House has its own plan, and a plan that does not include McKibben's old panels. But he should be happy, finally.

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gaidee

装上咱们中国的太阳能电池板?

可能吗?算我多嘴。哪壶不开提哪壶。

Install our Chinese solar panels?

Is it even possible? Maybe I'm saying too much. I'm way out of line here.