Clinton would keep solar panels on White House

Source: By Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journalʥ Posted: Friday, January 8, 2016

During a town hall meeting in Sioux City, Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she would like to see a half-billion solar panels installed throughout the country by the end of her first term, and she said she’s willing to begin the process in Washington, D.C.

After being prompted by an event attendee, Clinton said she would like to see panels reinstalled on the roof of the White House. President Carter originally installed the panels, but President Reagan had them removed when he reached office. President Obama installed new solar panels in 2014.Throughout the meeting, Clinton revisited her solar panel goal to combat climate change and push the United States to cleaner energy sources.

“The technology’s much better now. I would really welcome the idea of trying to set up the example, be a good model and to make a difference,” she said