Ricardo Bayon

Ricardo Bayon is the Director of the Ecosystem Marketplace at Forest Trends.

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One sunny day in June of 1979, President Jimmy Carter installed solar water heaters on the roof of the White House. This symbolic act would mark the height of a mini-boom in solar energy in the U.S. It was accompanied by the creation of the Solar Energy Research Institute (now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory), the introduction of incentives and subsidies for renewable energy, and a major call for energy independence -- what Carter called "the moral equivalent of war."