June 3, 2010 (Oakland, CA) -President Obama’s recent Bay Area visitfurther fed his administration’s commitment to clean energy sourceswith a visit to the Solyndra plant, and a national coalition issimultaneously fueling a grassroots movement to honor and encourage the President’s intent to get solar panels back on 1600 PennsylvaniaAvenue.
ABC’s World News Now ran a feature last week about this emerging movement for solar on the WhiteHouse and featured Rhone Resch, president of the Solar EnergyIndustries Association, inviting President Obama to get involved. And while President Obama has expressed interest in solar energy forthe White House, it is clear he needs a wave of support to make ithappen.
The “Globama” campaign, with its petition at www.SolarontheWhiteHouse.com, represents that wave of support and today is announcing a partnershipto create a powerful alliance with the Post Carbon Institute, the Solar Energy Industries Association and Kaco New Energy. Renewable Energy Worldand Grist magazine havealso signed on as media sponsors for the campaign.
“We are thrilled to tap into the power of these reputableorganizations to help spread awareness around the clean power of thesun,” said Sungevity Founder, Danny Kennedy. “President Obama is taking on clean energy as a major initiative, and we can’t think of a bettertime to announce our partnership and encourage more people to sign thepetition. We hope he’ll see that going solar begins at home.”