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Solar & Alternative Energy

Energy secretary pitches low-tech idea to reflect solar energy

Energy Secretary Stephen Chu says that global warming could be slowed by a low-tech idea that has nothing to do with coal plants or solar panels: white roofs.

Climate scientists say that the reflective properties of the color white, if applied on enough of the world's rooftops, might actually be a brake on global warming.

Full story from the Washington Post.

The Daily Kos: Does Stephen Chu want your roof to be white?