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A Road Not Taken

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posted on May, 3 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House roof, and offered tax credits to anyone who purchased solar energy systems.

Ronald Reagan removed the solar panels from the White House and terminated the tax credits. Many people in the solar industry went out of business. The country was convinced that solar doesn't work.

Did Reagen single-handedly set back the advancement of solar energy and alternate energy sources with his decision?



Where would we be today if this was taken more seriously?




posted on May, 3 2010 @ 05:36 PM
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People interested in "Off the Grid", solar and the like, this is a link to a great site that solves lots of basic issues, some very inexpensively.


Hot and Cold from solar, water distillers, steam generators, steam engines, etc...


www.greenpowerscience.com...



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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Originally posted by TV_Nation

Did Reagen single-handedly set back the advancement of solar energy and alternate energy sources with his decision?


No, he had help. The oil industry and lobbyists in America as well as the OPEC countries. Environmental tax breaks weren't helpful to the purveyours of the black gold back then.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 06:15 PM
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What reagan did was sell his soul, the bible states facts on when a man of leadership sells out --how bad it will be for him. Even states how even our sin can go on and on like the ever ready battery. We never know how far our own sin goes or how many chain reactions it causes as it continues on. Love is the only comandment now


Old ronnie cooked his goose like most polititions do



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by teapot

Originally posted by TV_Nation

Did Reagen single-handedly set back the advancement of solar energy and alternate energy sources with his decision?


No, he had help. The oil industry and lobbyists in America as well as the OPEC countries. Environmental tax breaks weren't helpful to the purveyours of the black gold back then.


I think it's pretty much the same situation now. Anything that draws people away from oil is bad for business. Some things will never change I guess.



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 08:26 PM
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They are changing thankfully, only at a snails pace and with lots of resistance from the greedy
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