(WASHINGTON) -- The White House will announce Tuesday it will install solar panels on the structure in the spring of 2011. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will make the announcement at the GreenGov conference at The George Washington University.
The president has long touted the benefits of solar power, not only as a way to create a greener country and save energy, but also as a job creator that will aid the overall economic recovery.
“We've got some fights to make sure that we're sparking innovation and igniting a clean energy sector where American workers are making solar panels and wind towers and cutting-edge batteries for the new plug-in hybrid, that leads on clean energy -- because the economy that leads on clean energy I believe is going to lead the global economy. And I want America to be that nation,” the president said in February of this year.
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