After the first oil embargo produced the first gas crisis in 1973, President Carter installed solar panels on the White House to set an example for how we could achieve independence from foreign oil. Instead, Carter's far sighted action was either scorned or ignored.
After his election in 1980, President Reagan took the solar panels down and announced that "America didn't conserve its way into greatness".
In 1992, I petitioned President Clinton to replace the solar panels, but was unfortunately ignored.
President Obama has committed his administration to fight global warming. What better way than to restore solar power to the White House?