Using Utah stage, Obama set to announce solar power initiatives

April 3, 2015 2:23 PM

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Obama chose Hill Air Force Base to announce his new solar energy plans, in part, because that base "has already taken leadership by installing solar panels on site," which more bases will soon copy, according to a White House fact sheet. The president was to use those solar panels as the backdrop for his speech.

Hill will become one of 10 bases nationally where service members about to leave the military will have an option for accelerated training in the solar energy field to help them find jobs when they become civilians.

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