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Renewables can help Trump fuel job market, former President Carter says

by Alex Sanz, The Associated Press   

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Carter was the first president to have solar panels installed at the White House and recently leased his own land to a Georgia solar company

The solar installation at former U.S. president Jimmy Carter’s farm can power half of his hometown of Plains, Georgia. PHOTO: SolAmerica Energy

PLAINS, Ga.—Former President Jimmy Carter says millions of jobs could be created in the United States if President Donald Trump embraces renewable energy sources such as geothermal, solar and wind power.

Carter said Feb. 8 he hoped Trump would give it “deep consideration.” Trump has sent mixed signals on whether he will try to slow Earth’s warming temperatures and rising sea levels.

Carter was the first U.S. president to install solar panels at the White House. He was celebrating a new panel installation on 10 acres of farmland he owns in Plains.

Carter leased the land to Atlanta-based SolAmerica Energy. The company estimates the project will provide more than half of the power needed in the former commander-in-chief’s hometown of 755 people.



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