Why Is There so Much Political Energy Behind Solar Power?

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The Huffington Post

California and other western states are among the darlings of the U.S. Energy Department's solar power initiatives. The Obama administration said it was throwing another few million dollars into the so-called SunShot solar power initiative. Last year, Obama called for renewable energy goals that, by American standards, are pretty lofty. This year, he went a bit further, calling for an "all-of-the-above" domestic energy strategy. But with his administration in the hot seat over the bankruptcy of solar panel company Solyndra, why is there so much political energy behind solar power? Shouldn't there be a bulk renewable energy initiative to help all parts of the alternative energy sector?

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