President Obama Visits Largest Photovoltaic Plant In U.S. In Nevada

Pres. Obama declared Saturday he will speak at the Florida Everglades on Earth Day, this coming Wednesday, to discuss the economic threats of climate change. “The Everglades is one of the most special places in our country,” the president said. “But it’s also one of the most fragile.  Rising sea levels are putting a national treasure — and an economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry — at risk.”

“Climate change can no longer be denied — or ignored,” said Obama.” [Washington Post]

In Hawaii, there are growing tensions between power companies and businesses over a backlog of applications for solar installation as it becomes’s the state’s fastest growing energy source.