Editor's Note: This week, Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is providing the question.
Last week, the Obama administration announced that it would be installing solar panels on the roof of the White House by next spring. In the Maldives, we have just completed a system installed by American solar energy provider Sungevity. This is a beginning step on the road to making the Maldives completely carbon-neutral by 2020.
What can the United States do to make similar progress to transition away from dirty, increasingly expensive fossil fuels and toward wind, solar, energy efficiency, and other clean, renewable technologies?