The White House is adding solar panels.
The panels are scheduled to be installed next spring and provide hot water and some electricity according to the AP. The move comes only a four weeks after the White House rebuffed environmental activist Bill McKibben’s offer to bring back solar power to the White House. McKibben tracked down the solar hot water panels installed by president Jimmy Carter in 1979 and drove them to the White House. After Ronald Reagan became president, he had the panels removed in 1986 and they eventually ended up in Unity College in Maine. The Obama White House has made energy a centerpiece of its policy but was it unsuccessful passing a combined energy and climate change bill earlier this year.