Unfortunately, it will take a planeful of passengers going down before the administration reconsiders its greenie policies. And the reconsideration will only be to ask the question, “How can we avoid blame?”
Almost all “green” initiatives cause fires - Chevy Volt, Tesla, wind-generation machines, and now the Dreamliner. With all the smoke being blown up our - uh - noses, this is starting to smell.
Sad to have to tell you folks but “Green Energy” is just a cover for the commies/progressives to further plunder the US Treasury
Change out all the Batteries on Air Force One and see how that works out.
The older and well proven lead acid battery has a very poor power to weight ratio which is why there is a strong desire to replace it. It also suffers from a spillage problem caused by the liquid electrolyte.
This battery research has been going on since before 0bama was born.
The question will be how important those lithium batteries are to the Dreamliner’s operation. It may take a full redesign and scrapping of a large part of the ones already built.
Indeed they produce the same amount of smoke as he does.
While it may reflect inadequate testing of the delivered batteries (over reliance on vendor's quality system and assurances & not stringent enough acceptance testing) it will likely result in an unfair rap on the aircraft itself.