Nation: A Possibility, Not a Novelty

Carter urges solar power

With a touch of pressagentry worthy of Disneyland, Jimmy Carter climbed to the roof of the West Wing of the White House one sunny morning last week to dedicate a $28,000 solar heating system. At the same time, he announced a solar energy program for the U.S. It sets a goal of meeting 20% of the nation's energy needs from all forms of solar energy by the year 2000.* Said Carter: "No foreign cartel can set the price of sun power, no one can embargo it."

Carter has long been a fan of solar energy. His inauguration stand...

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