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November 11 -- Conservatives, for the most part, haven’t been keen on alternative energy sources, particularly solar and wind, over the past three decades. When President Ronald Reagan took office in 1981, one of his first orders was to remove the solar panels that Jimmy Carter had placed on the White House roof. Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh routinely derides solar, wind and electric cars. And who can forget Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s energy mantra: “Drill, baby, drill.” But one longtime, local, pedigreed conservative hopes to change that reputation and sees clean energy and air as a “family value” that has no place in partisanship. >>View Article