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And Reagan tore them all down immediately.
Is that ol’ Rudy behind Jimmy?
Jimmy toasting his hands on those solar panels like they’re a fireplace.
The film Vice (2019) did an amazing job of depicting the changing of presidents with the adding or removing of the White House solar panels. 10/10 movie if you haven’t watched it.
Remember this was still a time where the moon landing was having huge effects on the population and on lawmaking. Two of my favorite YouTube videos, ever:
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I feel like I see Robert Duvall and Will Ferrell in this.
using the sun and a very black surface to heat water is surprisingly effective way to do things. even if you need to run a compressor to harvest the heat for something that can be considered hot to us it is still more energy efficient than using a electrical solar panel to then heat the water. they are also way way cheaper to make and last much longer.
And Regan took it all out the second he was president. That should tell you about the GOP agenda.
They were removed in 1986 when there were roof renovations and not reinstalled or replaced. Not immediately as is often stated.
Here is an actual New York Times article and you’ll notice it was in 1986, well after Reagan took office.
This idea that he was inaugurated and immediately tore them down is just not backed by any evidence.
Jimmy Carter was the last president who was willing to tell the truth to the American people, but they decided they would prefer to have a movie star as president.
And look where we are today…