Eric Owen Moss On The Solar Decathlon Eviction From National Mall

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Architect Eric Owen Moss writes in Huffpo:

The Department of the Interior and its surrogate, the Department of Energy, has pulled the Solar plug on the promised Mall site, in the name of the Interior Department's "save the grass" campaign [which begins in 2012]....

In the end, hard working teams of intelligent, dedicated students committed to re-imagining a changed role for housing and energy technology in America are simply asked to acquiesce in the face of a faceless government authority that, for its own reasons, seems to have reversed the essential new priorities propounded days ago by the President himself.

As many around the world have recently demonstrated, the voice of government authority is not synonymous with the voice of change.

Elisabeth Neigert, Project Manager, SCI-Arc/Caltech Solar Decathlon 2011 Team, continues:

President Obama says: "We're telling America's scientists and engineers that if they assemble teams of the best minds, and focus on the hardest problems in clean energy, we'll fund the Apollo projects of our time."

I'm convinced the politicos don't speak to one another.

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