Essay The Future Of Solar Energy

749 Words Apr 26th, 2015 3 Pages
Solar Energy has had a complicated history in America, but it has been growing steadily throughout President Barack Obama 's tenure as president. During the Energy Crisis in the 1970s President Jimmy Carter had solar panels installed on the White House, but within just a few years President Ronald Reagan removed them. Meanwhile, other countries like Germany, Japan, and Italy greatly expanded their solar industries, leading them to far surpass America 's. While solar has had a difficult history in the United States, but after years of setbacks, the Obama administration has been working harder to make solar energy a key part of America 's sustainability plan. Overall, President Obama 's pro-solar policies have helped the growth of the solar industry and the creation of new jobs.

President Obama vowed to make solar a bigger part of his environmental policy in his 2013 State of the Union address. Previously Solar states were concentrated in certain states that provided large incentives, like California and New Jersey, but now Obama is trying to expand this policy nation wide, especially to states with very sunny climates. Furthermore, Obama helped facilitate joint agreements between private companies like Apple and Home Deport and federal agencies like the Treasury Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to increase solar project development (Eilperin 2014).The president decided to take a similar approach to his health care reform plan by allowing…

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